Category Accidents at work, contributory negligence,
RISK ASSESSMENTS AND THE VIOLA PLAYER: BOWING TO THE INEVITABLE OR JUST HIGHLY STRUNG?
The case of Goldscheider v The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation  EWHC 687 (QB) received a lot of attention because of the unusual facts. However the case is, in fact, a classic illustration of the central importance of the risk assessment in modern litigation. THE RISK ASSESSMENT: FORTHCOMING TALK Here we concentrate upon one […]
COURT OF APPEAL OVERTURNS FINDING OF 10% CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE: CLAIMANT’S CONDUCT DID NOT FALL BELOW A REASONABLE STANDARD
In a short judgment today in Casson v Spotmix Ltd & Ors  EWCA Civ 1994 the Court of Appeal overturned a trial judge’s decision that a claimant who suffered injury at work was contributory negligent. “the extent to which the claimant’s conduct could be criticised fell considerably short of that which could properly be categorised […]