Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 69 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWHC 2112 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Manchester District Registry

Gross J

Representation Alan Saggerson (instructed by Hugh Potter & Co) for the claimant.
  Charles Dougherty (instructed by Herbert Smith) for the first defendant.
  Richard Furniss (instructed by Howes Percival) for the second, third and fourth defendants.
Judgment Dates: 11 September 2003


Employment - Employer - Duty of care - Work secondment out of jurisdiction - Accident out of course of employment - Scope of duty.

The Case

Where the claimant had an accident diving into the sea whilst on a work placement at a hotel in Antigua, the court ruled that in the circumstances, the accident fell outwith the scope of the duty of care owed by his English employer, that the court had no jurisdiction over the Antiguan company which owned the hotel, and accordingly dismissed the claim.

Practice Areas

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