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Duty of care and slippery floors

Duty of care and slippery floors

Pawlowski, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-5473-5809 (2007) Duty of care and slippery floors. The Legal Executive, Octobe. pp. 2-4. ISSN 0024-0362

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Abstract

Reflects on the scope of a shop owner's duty of care under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 to keep floors clear of spillages. Reviews the principles formulated by the Court of Appeal in Ward v Tesco Stores Ltd, including the evidential burden to show the discharge of the duty, and the approach adopted in subsequent cases. Discusses the High Court ruling in Piccolo v Larkstock Ltd (t/a Chiltern Flowers) on whether a small florist on Marylebone Station concourse was obliged to keep the floor dry and petal-free at all times and notes the importance of a proper system to safeguard customers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published version made available here with the permission of Written Media Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: duty of care, evidential burden, occupiers' liability, personal injury, shops, slips,
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Law & Criminology Research Group
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Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 14:06
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1387

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