Belladonna bushes, territorial terriers and gates giving way: revisiting the law on occupiers’ liability

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Abstract

Discusses the law on occupiers' liability, highlighting the Outer House decision in Anderson v Imrie in which a decree for damages was granted to a man of 21 years of age who had sustained brain injuries while visiting a farm when aged eight after a gate had fallen on top of him where one of the occupiers of the farm had breached her duty of care under the Occupiers' Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 s.2(1).

Article title published as: Revisiting the law on occupiers’ liability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalScots Law Times
Volume2017
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • law
  • court cases
  • breach of duty of care
  • Scotland

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