Update

Related Content

Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Law

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

rule in Wilkinson v Downton


Quick Reference

The principle that where a defendant has wilfully committed an act or made a statement calculated to cause physical harm, and which does cause physical harm (including psychiatric injury), it is actionable. This tort can be differentiated from trespass to the person as the cause of harm is indirect (Wainwright v Home Office [2003] UKHL 53, [2004] 2 AC 406; C v D [2006] EWHC 166 (QB).

Subjects: Law


Reference entries