Harris v Evans and Health and Safety Executive: CA 24 Apr 1998

A Health and Safety inspector, making negligently excessive requirements of operators of a bungee jump, was not liable since he operated under a statutory duty and had no duty of care to the operators. His duty was owed to members of the public.


Sir Richard Scott VC, Lord Justice Auld, Lord Justice Schiemann


Times 05-May-1998, [1998] EWCA Civ 709, [1998] 1 WLR 1285, [1998] 3 All ER 523




Health and Safety at Work Act 1974


England and Wales

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CitedTrent Strategic Health Authority v Jain and Another HL 21-Jan-2009
The claimants’ nursing home business had been effectively destroyed by the actions of the Authority which had applied to revoke their licence without them being given notice and opportunity to reply. They succeeded on appeal, but the business was by . .
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Negligence, Health and Safety

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.81253