Case Law Summaries

Heaves V Westmeath County Council

Heaves V Westmeath County Council Case Law Summary: The Council was not to blame when a visitor fell in the grounds of Belvedere House. The asset value of a property can be taken into account when choosing what risk controls are appropriate. The plaintiff had visited the grounds of Belvedere House in Westmeath in Ireland

Mills-Davies V RSPB – CWM Clydach

Mills-Davies V RSPB – CWM Clydach Case Law Summary: A visitor lost the sight in one eye after tripping on a path in a remote part of a nature reserve. The judge accepted the validity of the risk control spectrum when dismissing a claim against the Royal Society for Protection of Birds. Cwm Clydach is

Cray V Fingal County Council

Cray V Fingal County Council Case Law Summary: The Council was not to blame when a visitor fell at the end of a concrete ramp onto a beach. The uneven nature of the beach and perhaps misjudgement was the cause. The design and construction of the ramp did not create a danger. Anita Cray fractured