Duty of care

A duty of care is when a person, company or organisation has a legal obligation to safeguard the well-being of others.

For example:

  • an employer has a duty of care to their employees
  • a doctor has a duty of care to his patients

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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