Children, Alcohol and Illegal Activity
This webinar will get you up to speed on all you need to know in dealing with the specific challenges in road traffic accidents (RTAs) involving pedestrians.
Consideration will be given to the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945 which introduced a new concept in doing away with contributory negligence as an absolute or complete defence and replacing it with a power in the Court to adjust the recovery of a claimant who was himself in part at fault by reference to what is ‘just and equitable’ in the circumstances.
During this session lecturer Nicky Carter will discuss the issues surrounding contributory negligence and children, namely the importance of the age of the claimant and their ability to appreciate the risks and consequences of their actions.
In doing so, the following case law will be considered:
• Toropdar v D Queen's Bench Division  EWHC 2997 (TCC);
• Rehman v Brady  EWHC 78
• Jackson v Murray  UKSC 5
In addition, the following topics and relevant case law will also be explored:
• Contributory Negligence and Alcohol – Allegations & Defence
o Lunt v Khelifa  EWCA Civ 801
o Bruma (A Protected Party) v Hassan  EWHC 3209
• Contributory Negligence and Illegal Acts
• MIB exclusions e.g. Private land
o Jackson v Murray  UKSC 5
• Claims against pedestrians
o Wastell v Woodward(dec) QBD 2017
o Consideration of the use of the vehicle
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