Cook v Swansea City Council

Negligence – Duty of care. It would not be reasonable, in all the circumstances, to impose a duty of care on the respondent local authority (SCC) that would, in effect, require it to grit its unmanned car parks whenever icy conditions were reported. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, so held in dismissing the appellant's appeal against a decision dismissing his claim for damages in negligence and/or breach of duty under s 2(2) of the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957, arising from personal injury sustained when he fell on ice in SCC's car park.

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