‘Occupiers’ Liability and Mental State: Trespassers Who Change Their Minds’

“The High Court recently considered the meaning of ‘trespassers’ and the relevance of a person’s state of mind and intention for the purposes of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 in the case of Ovu v London Underground Ltd [2021] EWHC 2733 (QB). Judgment was handed down on 13 October 2021. On a freezing cold night on 22 January 2017, Mr Ovu tragically died after falling from a staircase in the emergency exit footbridge area at Canning Town London Underground Station …” (more)

[Jessica Woodliffe, Ropewalk Chambers, 20 October]

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