Harris v Perry and others: QBD 8 May 2008

The claimant was a child. He was at a friend’s birthday party when he was severely injured on a bouncy castle. He was ten years old and another child who was fifteen. The unit was unsupervised. The parents denied that the claimant had been given permission to go on the castle.
Held: The parents who organised the party were liable in negligence. The hire company had advised them both to supervise the equipment and to avoid the kind of behavior which had caused the accident.
David Steel J
[2008] EWHC 990 (QB)
Bailii
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromPerry and Another v Harris (A Minor) CA 31-Jul-2008
The defendant had organised a children’s party. The claimant (11) was injured when a bigger boy was allowed to use the bouncy castle at the same time. The defendants appealed the award of damages.
Held: The appeal succeeded. The relevant . .

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Updated: 14 March 2021; Ref: scu.267562