Intro. Liability for injury to persons on premises that are under the control of another. Who ’ s an occupier? What are premises? Visitors v Trespassers. Who is an Occupier?. Wheat v Lacon (1966) Exercises a sufficient degree of control over the premises
Wheat v Lacon (1966)
Lord Denning identified 4 categories of Occupiers:
Maloney v Torfean CBC (2005, CA)
Anyone with expressed or implied permission to be on the property.
Includes permission granted by law:
Robson v. Hallet (1967)
“...when a householder lives in a dwelling house to which there is a garden in front and does not lock the gate of the garden it gives an implied licence to any member of the public who has lawful reason for doing so to proceed from the gate to the front door or the back door...”
Lowery v Walker 
Pearson v Coleman Bros 
Parental Responsibility for young children
Phipps v Rochester Corporation 
Anything that entices a child
Glasglow Corporation v Taylor (1922)
Eight year old boy ate poisonous berries in park and died. There was no fence or warning signs.