THE IMPORTANCE OF RISK ASSESSMENTS: IMPORTANT HIGH COURT DECISION AND A REMINDER OF FORTHCOMING TALK

Zenith PI: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IN PRACTICE

In CC v Leeds City Council [2018] EWHC 1312 (QB) Mr Justice Turner reiterates the importance of the risk assessment in personal injury litigation.   On appeal the judge  rejected an argument that a claimant had failed to prove causation. The defendant’s argument that the claimant had not established negligence were withdrawn in the course of the appeal.

The judgment also provides a useful opportunity to remind people that I am talking on the subject of risk assessments next Tuesday (5th June 2018) at Zenith Chambers in Leeds  (16.30 – 19.00).  Details are available from Zenith Chambers here

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“A failure to implement a control measure in a formal risk assessment will not inevitably connote a breach of duty in negligence but in most cases it is likely to go a very considerable way towards it.”

THE CASE

The claimant was 10 years old. He visited a laser centre where laser fights…

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