Cotton v Derbyshire Dales District Council: CA 10 Jun 1994

The claimant had been injured falling on land owned by the defendant. The had gone down what he must have known was not a path and fallen over a cliff. He appealed dismissal of his claim.
Held: Any notice would only have warned of the obvious difficulty and danger. The land owners were not in breach of their duty.
[1994] EWCA Civ 17
Bailii
Occupiers Liability Act 1957 2(2)
England and Wales
Citing:
CitedGlasgow Corporation v Taylor HL 18-Nov-1921
A father brought an action for damages for the death of his son who had eaten poisonous berries growing in one of the defenders’ public parks. The plants were easily accessible from a children’s play area and it was said that the defender had a duty . .

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Updated: 05 February 2021; Ref: scu.263234