A case may be defended on issues of fact, the defender denying one or more of the essential requirements of the delict. The defender may deny that a duty of care is owed; that it is owed by the defender; that it is owed to the pursuer; that the duty has been breached; and that the damages sustained were too remote. Mistake in law by the defender is not a defence to a reparation claim3 and neither, generally, is a mistake in fact4. Consideration of the positive defences below often involves mixed questions of fact and law.
|Title of host publication||Stair Memorial Encyclopedia|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- delictual liability
- scots law
- case law