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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Case Law - British Railways Board v. Herrington (1972)

Case: British Railways Board v. Herrington (1972) House of Lords
Precedent: Occupiers' liability to trespassers

A six-yer-old child (Herrington), walked onto a rail track through a fence the Board had not maintained. The House of Lords held that the Board, as occupiers of the railway premises, owed a duty of care even to trespassers and this was extended in the Occupiers' Liability Act 1984.

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