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Andy Crawford - success in the Court of Session

Caroline Anderson Beaton v Ocean Terminal Limited, 2018 CSOH 74

 

Andy Crawford was instructed by Clyde and Co for the defender in this case which will be of interest to practitioners who deal with public liability claims and, in particular, Occupiers' Liability cases.  The pursuer fell in the defender's shopping centre.  The peculiarity of her claim was that she did not slip on a wet floor, but rather a wet floor sign.

 

Lord Ericht's comments in relation to causation and what constitutes a reasonable system are worth considering for any client who operates a public space.

 

A PDF of the full opinion is available here -

 

https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/cos-general-docs/pdf-docs-for-opinions/2018csoh74.pdf?sfvrsn=0