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Title: The single test for professional negligence in Singapore
Authors: Chan, P. 
Keywords: Duty of care
Foreseeability
Incremental application of test
Proximity
Public policy
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Chan, P. (2008). The single test for professional negligence in Singapore. COBRA 2008 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Whilst the mother of all common law must be English law, the common law position of professional negligence in Singapore has evolved into a single test for professional negligence regardless of the nature of the loss suffered. The Singapore Court of Appeal in Spandeck Engineering (S) Pte Ltd v Defence Science & Technology Agency [2007] SGCA 37; [2007] 4 SLR 100, has departed from the English law position of having a separate treatment in establishing professional negligence in respect of pure economic loss. This paper examines the rationale for adopting the single test and concludes that it would bring about greater legal certainty without opening the flood gate for unlimited claims. © RICS.
Source Title: COBRA 2008 - Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45976
ISBN: 9781842194348
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