The claimant was injured exercising on a machine in a gym owned by the defendant. The defendant had subcontracted the provision and maintenance of the equipment to a third party.
Held: Where the third party was an apparently competent independent contractor, and nobody knew of the defect, the land owner was not liable. He had acted reasonably in entrusting these duties to the contractor
Rix LJ, Carnwath LJ, Jacob LJ
England and Wales
Personal Injury, Torts – Other, Negligence
Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.240051