Donoghue v Stevenson


April 2023

In May 2022, the Law Society of Scotland commemorated the 90th anniversary of the landmark Donoghue v Stevenson case by organizing an online conference. This conference featured notable presenters from around the world, and a collection of papers from the event, entitled “Donoghue v Stevenson — The Immortal Snail — 90th Anniversary Conference Papers,” is now available through CLEBC.

The papers offer a diverse range of perspectives on the lasting impact of the Donoghue v Stevenson case in multiple jurisdictions, including New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Caribbean.

CLEBC is grateful to The Honourable Martin Taylor for involving them in various Donoghue v Stevenson events over the years. The organization’s second publication on the subject, “Donoghue v Stevenson and the Modern Law of Negligence — The Paisley Papers,” was released after the 1990 conference. Michael Clancy, OBE, WS, of the Law Society of Scotland, organized the conference and facilitated CLEBC’s involvement in the paper collection.

The publication represents an important contribution to legal scholarship and will undoubtedly be of interest to legal professionals and academics alike. It provides valuable insights into the enduring relevance of Donoghue v Stevenson in contemporary legal practice, making it a must-read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of negligence law.

Read the papers here: