Stephen v Scottish Boatowners Mutual Insurance Association: HL 1989

The House was asked whether the skipper of a fishing boat had used all reasonable endeavours to save his vessel, Lord Keith of Kinkel said that the test was an objective one directed to ascertaining ‘what an ordinarily competent fishing boat skipper might reasonably be expected to do in the same circumstances.’


Lord Keith of Kinkel


1989 SC (HL) 24



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CitedDingley v Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police HL 11-May-2000
The officer had been injured in an accident in a police van. He developed multiple sclerosis only a short time afterwards. The respondent denied that the accident caused the MS.
Held: There is no proof of what causes MS, but it was common . .
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Negligence, Transport, Insurance

Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.191168