Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 440 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 1539
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Schiemann, Arden and Dyson LJJ

Representation Simon Jonathan Brown (instructed by Thomson Snell & Passmore) for the claimant.
  James Dingemans QC (instructed by Badhams) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 October 2002

Catchwords

Negligence - Duty of care - Local education authority - Duty owed by school to take care for safety of pupils on school premises before school hours - Negligent acts of teachers - Causation.

The Case

Where a school had not taken reasonable steps to discharge its duty of care in enforcing a ban on the use of leather football, and the claimant had been hit and severely injured by a leather football, the judge had been entitled to find that the claimant succeed on his claim against the defendant education authority in respect of both liability and causation.

Practice Areas

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