Lord Atkin, Donoghue v Stevenson and the Lex Aquilia: Civilian Roots of the “Neighbour” Principle

Robin Evans-Jones, Helen Scott

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Abstract

A new assessment of the importance of the lex Aquilia (wrongful damage to property) on Roman law in Britain

Few topics have had a more profound impact on the study of Roman law in Britain than the lex Aquilia, a Roman statute enacted c.287/286 BCE to reform the Roman law on wrongful damage to property. This volume investigates this peculiarly British fixation against the backdrop larger themes such as the development of delict/tort in Britain and the rise of comparative law.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law
Subtitle of host publicationBritish Perspectives
EditorsPaul J. du Plessis
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Print)9781474434461
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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    Evans-Jones, R., & Scott, H. (2018). Lord Atkin, Donoghue v Stevenson and the Lex Aquilia: Civilian Roots of the “Neighbour” Principle. In P. J. du Plessis (Ed.), Wrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law: British Perspectives Edinburgh University Press.