Cassley and others v GMP Securities Europe LLP and another

Negligence – Duty to take care. JC was killed in a plane crash while on business in Africa. The claimants, who were his relatives, brought proceedings against the company that employed him, GMP, and a company with which GMP had been working, and which had chartered the plane, Sundance. The Queen's Bench Division held that GMP had been in breach of its duty to JC. However, if it had done what it should have done, JC would still have been on the flight that had crashed. Further, there had been no breach of duty on the part of Sundance. The claim was dismissed.

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