Hicks (A protected party by his mother and litigation friend Gillian Hicks) v Young

False imprisonment – Elements of tort. The defendant taxi driver gave the claimant a lift to his home. Believing that the claimant was going to make off without paying, the defendant drove away with the claimant still in the back of the taxi. The claimant leaped out of the taxi and suffered severe injuries. The Queen's Bench Division held that, given the claimant's own negligence, there would be judgment for the claimant for 50% of his damages for the consequences of his injuries.

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