2013 EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY AND PUBLIC LIABILITY CLAIMS. Alison Standfast. 31 January 2013 [email protected] Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
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A general duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case as is reasonable to see that the visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purpose for which he is invited or permitted to be there.
In addition to a general duty pursuant to OLA57 there are further duties in relation to employees.
3 types of evidence:-
All documents relevant to the claim MUST be disclosed even if they are adverse to the defence.
Proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against a person if he makes, or causes to be made, a false disclosure statement, without an honest belief in its truth.
A witness can be:-
Early investigation is key to this defence:-