1. The nature of negligence liability.

1.     General Principles of the Law of Negligence

(1)     Nature of Negligence

(i)     In General: the Notional Duty to Take Care

1.     The nature of negligence liability.

Negligence is a specific tort1 and in any given circumstances is the failure to exercise that care which the circumstances demand2. What amounts to negligence depends on the facts of each particular case3. It may consist in omitting to do something which ought to be done or in doing something which ought to be done either in a different manner or not at all4. An act of negligence may