By Prof Chris Willmore, Professor of Sustainability and Law (University of Bristol Law School).
When accidents happen, supporting those affected should be everyone’s first step. But then, rapidly, we need to ask two further questions:
- how can we prevent future accidents (causation)?
- who is responsible (liability)?
This blog suggests we are not effectively distinguishing between these two questions, and this may undermine the effectiveness of the investigations now under way. (more…)