British Road Services Ltd v Arthur V Crutchley and Co Ltd (No 1): CA 1968

There was a theft from a warehouse of a valuable lorry load of high value, namely, whisky. It was held on appeal that the defendants’ system of protection was not adequate in relation to the special risks involved and the value of the chattel bailed, and that even though they had contracted with competent third parties for the security of the warehouse during the hours of darkness the defendants had nevertheless failed to discharge the burden of proof that the loss was not due to any negligence on their part.
Otherwise: British Road Services Ltd v A Crutchley and Co Ltd and Factory Guards Ltd (Third Party)

Sachs LJ
[1968] 1 All ER 811
England and Wales
Cited by:
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The claimant appellants, arranged shipment of bagged Colombian green coffee beans, stowed in 20 unventilated 20-foot containers from Panama to Rotterdam, Hamburg or Bremerhaven for on carriage to Bremen. The bill of lading for each consignment . .

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Transport, Negligence, Agency

Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.670134