Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 213 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 309
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Ward, Sedley and Longmore LJJ

Representation William Braithwaite QC and Gerard Martin QC (instructed by Paul Ross & Co) for the claimant.
  Raymond Machell QC (instructed by James Chapman & Co) for the authorities.
Judgment Dates: 14 March 2002


Occupier's liability - Trespasser - Standard of care - Lake which was dangerous for swimmers - Occupier posting notices warning of danger - Occupier aware that notices being ignored and injuries having been caused - Occupier aware of further steps which could alleviate danger - Claimant entering lake as trespasser - Claimant suffering severe injuries as result of accident in lake - Whether occupier liable for claimant's injuries - , s 1.

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