‘Testing the Limits: Are Passengers of Drink Drivers Contributorily Negligent for Failing to Act on What They Ought to Have Known?’

“In Campbell v Advantage Insurance Co [2021] EWCA Civ 1698 the Court of Appeal has given guidance on the assessment of passengers’ contributory negligence in drink-driver cases. Dean Brown had driven the claimant, Lyum Campbell, and Dean’s brother, Aaron Brown, to a club. All three consumed significant quantities of alcohol and in the early hours of the morning Dean Brown drove Lyum away from the club. Aaron was left behind and took a taxi home …” (more)

[Samuel Ford, Ropewalk Chambers, 12 January]

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