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Claimant Interfered with Trip Edge before Taking Photographs of Defect

06 Oct 2016

Terry v Rochdale MBC Oldham County Court The claimant alleged that she tripped and fell on the raised edge of a paving stone. At trial, the case focused on the nature of the defect and whether it was dangerous. Whilst it was accepted that the claimant had fallen, a dispute remained…

Claim Stumped at Trial

06 Oct 2016

Lloyd-Jones v Tameside MBC Tameside County Court - DJ Osborne The claimant attended a play area owned by the local authority with her grandchildren. Whilst taking photographs of her family, she stepped backwards and tripped over a low post which formed part of the playground and sustained…

School Wins Hockey Mouth Guard Claim

06 Oct 2016

Megan Murray v Mark Mccullough, as Nominee on Behalf of the Trustees and on Behalf of the Board of Governors of Rainey Endowed School [2016] NIQB 52 The claimant was 15 when she was struck with a hockey stick whilst playing in a match for her school. She was not wearing a mouth guard and she…

Occupiers Must Clearly Warn Visitors of Dangers which are Not Obvious

06 Oct 2016

English Heritage v Taylor (2016) EWCA Civ 448 The claimant had been visiting Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight when he fell and suffered a serious head injury. The claimant lost his footing, fell across a steep grassy slope, over a wall and down a sheer drop into a moat. The claimant…

Under Pressure of Proportionality

06 Oct 2016

Since the new 'proportionality test' was introduced on 1 April 2013, we have been left wondering how it will work in practice. There is no guidance as to how the principle should operate in practice. Cases on this issue are now beginning to emerge, but is the position any clearer? What…

Local Authority Found Negligent Over Death of a Vulnerable Man

06 Oct 2016

London v Southampton City Council (2016) QBD (May J) 20 May 2016 A widow brought a claim against Southampton City Council after the death of her husband. Mr London suffered from Parkinson's disease, heart problems and dementia. He was waiting to board a minibus at a day care centre run by the…

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Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after receiving 44 recommendations for its lawyers and services in the 2017…

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