Woodland v Maxwell and another

Negligence – Duty to take care. The claimant was a ten year old girl who had been taking part in a group swimming lesson when she got into difficulties and suffered serious brain injury as a result of loss of oxygen to the brain. She brought a claim in damages for negligence against the teacher in charge of her group the lifeguard and the local authority. The Queen's Bench Division held that on the evidence, both the swim teacher and the lifeguard had been negligent and as a consequence the authority was liable for their negligence.

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