LAW, ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS.

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These documents explain in detail the basic laws and professional skills which are required by someone in a given profession.

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LAW OF TORT OR BASIC LAWFeatures:- Civil wrong for which redress isavailable- Compensation for injury by aggrievedparty- Wrong is against society (no priorcontract exists like in contract law)- A tort to individual is punishable bysociety through criminal procedureSPECIFICS TO ENGINEER- Failure to measure up toexpectation. Performance belowstandard.- Negligence is breach of legal dutyleading to damage undesired bydefendant to plaintiff. That is,conduct by defendant notintentional.Liabilities out of Negligence- Duty to care: what you do affectsothers- Establishment of duty to care andaction taken under contract- Evidence of damage to plaintiff asconsequence of defedants breachof duty.Issues to be Established- Casual connection betweendefendants breach and plaintiffsdamage- establish whether damage wasreasonably foreseen.- Extent of damageCategories of Negligence- Professional Negligence: As a professional youreexpected to exercise a standard of care that anyprofessional of your calibre should (e.g. P. Eng.),otherwise it becomes professional negligence.- Contributory Negligence: Case where the plaintiffsuffers damage due, partly to his own fault or faultof another person other than the defendant. In thiscase the remedy for damage recovered by theplaintiff is reduced by taking into account theplaintiffs share of liability to the damage.Possible Remedies-Damages: most important remedy that restoresplainti

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