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Articles Commercial 9th Feb 2014

Fire Damage: The End Of Strict Liability?

Gore v Stannard (trading as Wyvern Tyres) [2012] 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

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