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Law: insight4me Law – Negligence With Dr Nancy Siboe From Solent University & Dr Alex Dymock From Goldsmiths, University of London

April 28 @ 14:00 - 15:00



  • Solent University: Dr Nancy Siboe is a Lecturer in Law in the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies and will present Duty of Care not to ‘foreseeably’ harm others. Following an introduction to the tort of negligence, the talk will then move on to examine duty of care with a particular focus on a special category of defendants: children, people with special skills. The talk will close with a Q & A. During the talk Nancy will give participants an insight into studying Law at Solent University. 


  • Goldsmiths, University of London: Dr Alex Dymock is a Lecturer in the Department of Law and will present Psychiatric Harm in Negligence: In Need of Radical Reform? This talk will discuss debates about whether we should treat psychiatric harm as seriously as physical harm in negligence. I will provide a brief overview of how liability for psychiatric harm is established, followed by a case study of potential claims for psychiatric harm that may arise from those affected by the Grenfell Tower fires, and whether the current law is fit for purpose. The talk typifies the law-In-context approach to teaching we take at Goldsmiths, and will conclude with a Q&A.


insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for Year 12 & 13 students, and equivalent. The sessions directly support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording an understanding of how these subjects continue beyond A-levels, T-levels, IB, BTEC and equivalent qualifications, and how they vary between universities.

In this insight4me Law online event for schools and colleges, Solent University and Goldsmiths, University of London will each have roughly 30 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Negligence, the universities have the freedom to choose their own focus and use the time to convey the key points of the case studies for the students.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Law and related disciplines. Student groups, and individual students and teachers are very welcome to join us.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 2 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Law at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



April 28
14:00 - 15:00
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