due care


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

due care

The standard of reasonable care, skill, ability, and judgment which, if not met, constitutes negligence; such a standard may be imposed by contract or by operation of law in the absence of a contract. This term implies the performance of duties and services by a professional which is consistent with the level of performance provided by reputable professionals in the same geographical area at the same period of time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Devin Harris, Du Quoin, was cited with duty of due care (cellphone).
Yesterday's hearing comes just seven months after Brown was found guilty of driving without due care by magistrates in Northwich.
"On the advice of the CPS, Constable Glen Whitley, based at Islington, was summoned to appear at Marylebone Magistrates Court charged with driving without due care and attention.
A valuable by-product of this technique is the automatic documentation of the overall exercise of due care, audit planning, conclusions reached and the process used.
Thalia Lopez, of Du Quoin, was cited with duty of due care -- cellphone usage.
Similarly, Asif Mehmood as CEO MDCL invested funds of CSIBL for purchase of properties without exercising due care and caution.
I would add that both my husband and myself cycle but with due care and attention, and with appropriate clothing in place.
I have now received a summons to attend at Cardiff Magistrates Court for a motoring offence of driving without due care and attention.
It is possible he didn't even see me or the puddle, driving without due care and attention, and would say sorry for wetting my feet, in which case I apologise for having a go at him.
Alistair Mason, 24, of Denbigh Road, Billingham, banned from driving for six months and fined pounds 150 with pounds 75 costs for driving without due care and attention.
A TEENAGER was convicted of driving without due care and attention after crashing into a van and driving off.
A LIVERPOOL doctor who crashed his car into a young student and drove off has been found guilty of driving without due care and attention.