Fire Damage: The End Of Strict Liability?
Gore v Stannard (trading as Wyvern Tyres)  EWCA Civ 1248.
This decision of the Court of Appeal, delivered on 4 October 2012, is very important to property owners and their insurers considering potential claims arising as a result of fire damage. It significantly restricts the circumstances in which liability will be imposed under the rule in Rylands v Fletcher.
See the Alerter by Andrew Davies