Cairns v Dundee City Council

Personal injury – Occupiers' liability. Court of Session: In an action in which the pursuer sought damages from a local authority after slipping on black ice in one of its car parks and sustaining serious injury, the court held that it was reasonable in all the circumstances for the defender not to have a system for ice detection and treatment on Saturdays, and was unable to say that if it had had such a system it would have prevented the injuries the pursuer sustained: he had therefore failed to made out his case in terms of the Occupiers' Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 and had also failed on causation.

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