legal duty


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Noun1.legal duty - acts which the law requires be done or forborne
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
fiduciary duty - the legal duty of a fiduciary to act in the best interests of the beneficiary
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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They have a legal duty of care to preserve our legacy and that of generations to come.
So far the NSPCC has received more than 55,000 signatures for its petition calling for statutory regulation to ensure that social media networks have a legal duty of care to protect every child.
Thousands of survivors seeking refuge from abusive and violent relationships will be better protected by a new legal duty for councils to provide secure homes for them and their children.
A legal duty of care may be needed to compel financial services firms to always act in customers' best interests, a powerful committee of MPs has suggested.
The second reason, and more importantly, is that other land owners in the area are neglecting their legal duty to prevent the spread of this plant from their land to their neighbours.
A broad legal duty of care on companies to protect users, particularly children and young people, from harm, enforced by strict penalties
Brown wrote in his decision that "there was no evidence that the defendant breached a legal duty that he owed the victim."
RESEARCH has revealed that 82 per cent of the public agree that medical professionals should have a legal duty to report drivers who are not fit to get in a vehicle.
There should be a new legal duty on employers to prevent harassment or victimisation, as well as more protection for victims, said the EHRC.
A LEGAL duty on Scottish health boards to provide communications devices for people who are at risk of losing their voice has come into force.
During the investigation, officers discovered that Jackson did not hold a licence to carry waste and had not complied with his legal duty to complete written records for the waste which he collected.