Justice Mark Leeming will discuss his new book, The Statutory Foundations of Negligence (Federation Press 2019), followed by discussion. The presentation (and the chapter and the book on which it is based) will be about the way in which judge-made law and statutes interact more generally, and in particular the ways in which British and Australian courts reacted to the legislation replacing contributory negligence by statutory apportionment.
Justice Leeming is a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Challis Lecturer in Equity at the University of Sydney. He is a Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor at the University of Cambridge.
The talk will begin at 1pm in the Pusey Room, Keble College. A sandwich lunch will be provided.