Cameron v Hamilton’s Auction Marts Ltd: 1955

The court considered the extent of liability for negligent acts: ‘No Scots judge, so far as I know, has ever suggested liability for a consequence of negligence which was not natural and probable in the sense of being foreseeable, subject, of course, to the qualification that a negligent person takes the risk that his victim (and the victim’s dependants) may be in poor health.’
References: 1955 SLT (Sh Ct) 74
Judges: Sherriff Hector McKechnie QC
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Simmons v British Steel plc HL 29-Apr-2004
    The claimant was injured at work as a consequence of the defender’s negligence. His injuries became more severe, and he came to suffer a disabling depression.
    Held: the Inner House had been wrong to characterise the Outer House decision as . .
    (, [2004] UKHL 20, , Times 04-May-04, [2004] ICR 585, 2004 GWD 14-315, [2004] PIQR P33, 2004 SLT 595)

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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.196525