||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 440 (Oct)
|| EWCA Civ 1539
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Schiemann, Arden and Dyson LJJ
||Simon Jonathan Brown (instructed by Thomson Snell & Passmore) for the claimant.
||James Dingemans QC (instructed by Badhams) for the defendant.
||30 October 2002
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.
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.
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