Litigation Recent Decisions 16/9/97

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Alpine guide's negligence in the ascent of Mont Blanc

Woodroffe-Hedley v Cuthbertson (1997)

Court: QBD (Dyson J) 20/6/9Appearances: Kieran Coonan QC and Tim Owen instructed by Powell Spencer & Partners, London for the plaintiff. Jonathan Barnes instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer, London for the defendant.

Summary: Analysis of a mountaineering fatality and the duty of care of an alpine guide in the ascent of Mont Blanc.