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Slipping and tripping accidents can happen anywhere. In practice, they largely occur either in premises or on the highway. This ‘back to basics’ webinar considers the legal principles and evidential requirements that apply to claims arising out of such accidents, including duty, breach, the burden and standard of proof, causation, evidence and relevant case law.

Topics Covered

  • Liability to lawful visitors
  • Evidential burdens: when is a case a Ward v Tesco-type case?
  • The standard of care
  • Liability to trespassers
  • Slipping and tripping in the workplace
  • Liability of the Highway Authority under the Highways Act 1980
  • What is a highway?
  • Who is the relevant highway authority?
  • Section 41 – duty, scope and breach
  • Causation
  • Burden and standard of proof
  • Section 58 defence
  • Statutory undertakers
  • Liability in negligence
  • Liability in nuisance