Category: Slips, Trips and Falls

Leonard V Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Leonard V Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Case Law Summary: The National Park was not to blame for a twelve-year-old tripping on a highland path. The path had become part of the landscape and had no unfamiliar hazards. Image: Conic Hill, above Craigie Fort, Stirlingshire. Credit: Paul Barr In July 2006 Michael Leonard,

Wall V National Parks and Wildlife Service – Wicklow Way

Wall V National Parks and Wildlife Service – Wicklow Way Case Law Summary: The National Parks Service was not to blame when a walker fell. On mountain trails, walkers must look where they are going. A 56 year old woman suffered a nasty injury to her right knee in August 2013, when she fell while

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


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