Graves v Brouwer

Negligence – Fire. The claimant's house was significantly damaged by fire and she brought proceedings against the defendant. The judge, in dismissing the claim, found that the fire had been caused by an escape from a fire at the defendant's property, but that he had not been negligent. The claimant appealed and the defendant cross-appealed on causation. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal and allowing the cross-appeal, held that the process of reasoning which had led the judge to conclude that the claimant had succeeded on causation was fatally flawed.

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