Personal Injury Briefing: October 2021



In May of this year Robert Parkin and Henk Soede authored an extremely popular briefing on the Occupiers Liability Act 1957. In this companion briefing Andrew Spencer considers the question of who is an occupier and Robert Parkin provides a useful analysis of the scope of an occupier’s obligations to those he has not invited onto his land, often referred to for convenience as trespassers. The Occupiers Liability Act 1984 is an important piece of legislation for personal injury practitioners to understand. It contains some fairly stringent hurdles a claimant must overcome in order to bring a successful claim against an occupier of land from whom he had no permission to be there.

You can read the previous briefing on Occupier’s Liability here and view the webinar Occupier’s Liability – Reminder of the Basics.

1 Chancery Lane specialises in personal injury cases involving complex points of law and knotty arguments about the duty of care. Members of Chambers have been involved in leading cases in this area such as Edwards v Sutton LBC [2017] PIQR P2 and Furmedge v Chester-le-Street District Council [2011] EWHC 1226 (QB). We offer barristers at all level of call who are specialists in this area and can assist with any needs you might have.

You can read the October Briefing in full here.

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