Macquire -v Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and Another: CA 23 Feb 2006

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


Times 16-Mar-2006


Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 2 5


England and Wales

Personal Injury, Torts – Other, Negligence

Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.240051