Hawkins v Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council: CA 1954

Denning LJ suggested that there was a confluence between the laws applying to invitees and the laws applying to licensees.
Somervell LJ said: ‘reasonable foresight could not depend on ‘attributes which properly belong to a person of exceptional perspicuity and foresight’


Denning, Somervell LJJ


[1954] 1 All ER 97 CA, [1954] 2 WLR 122, [1954] 1 QB 319


England and Wales

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CitedBritish Railways Board v Herrington HL 16-Feb-1972
Land-owner’s Possible Duty to Trespassers
The plaintiff, a child had gone through a fence onto the railway line, and been badly injured. The Board knew of the broken fence, but argued that they owed no duty to a trespasser.
Held: Whilst a land-owner owes no general duty of care to a . .
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Updated: 27 November 2022; Ref: scu.182864