Occupiers' Liability Timeline

Events

Lynch v Nurdin 1841

1841

BRB v Herrington - D left horse & cart on street, child injured

Cooke v Midland Great Western Railway 1909

1909

child played on turntable owned by D, common occurrence, child's leg crushed

World War I

1914 - 1918

Change in social structure & society

Glasgow Corp v Taylor 1922

1922

Botanical gardens & poisonous berries (Allurement)

Addie v Dumbreck 1929

1929

Pre OLA 1984 (child trespasser)

World War II

1939 - 1945

Bolton v Stone 1951

1951

Jolley v Sutton

Phipps v Rochester 1955

1955

very young children, boy fell into trench

Dyer v Ilfracombe Urban DC 1956

1956

Phipps v Rochester

Occupiers Liability Act 1957

1957

Visitors

Clark v Chambers 1958

1958

Glasgow Corp v Taylor

The Wagon Mound 1961

1961

Jolley v Sutton

Hughes v Lord Advocate 1963

1963

Jolley v Sutton

BRB v Herrington 1972

1972

Pre OLA 1984, whether occupiers owed liability to child trespassers

Simkiss v Rhondda BC 1983

1983

Phipps v Rochester

Occupiers Liability Act 1984

1984

Child Trespassers

Jolley V Sutton 2000

2000

was boat allurement to 14 yr old boys, foreseeable?

Tomlinson v Congleton BC 2003

2003

Keown

Young v Kent 2005

2005

Keown

Keown v Coventry 2006

2006

child trespasser injured on fire escape

Harris v Perry 2008

2008

D take reasonable care? bouncy castle, severe injury

Bourne Leisure v Marsden 2009

2009

liability of very young children, 2 yr old drowned