Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 15 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Potter and Chadwick LJJ

Representation Ian Little (instructed by Towns Needham & Co, Manchester) for the claimant.
  Ronald Walker QC and Catherine Foster (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer, Manchester) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 1 July 2002


Negligence - Causation - Breach of duty causing or materially contributing to damage - Claimant slipping on slippery surface at defendant's premises and suffering personal injury - Judge finding defendant liable for claimant's injury - Judge finding claimant not contributorily negligent - Whether judge in error.

The Case

In the instant case, a judge had been entitled to find that, stripped of detail, the claimant's account of how he had suffered personal injury had been clear and that the ingredients of the defendant's liability had therefore been established. There was no reason, therefore, to interfere with the judge's conclusion that the defendant had been liable for the claimant's personal injury.

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