Litigation Recent Decisions 8/7/97

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Council appeals damages claim in snow accident

Emma Cross v Kirklees Metropolitan Council (1997)

Court: CA (Evans LJ, Millett LJ and Sir Ralph Gibson) 27/6/9Summary: Scope of a highway authority's duty to clear snow and ice from roads and pavements.

Defendant council's appeal against damages awarded the plaintiff, who slipped and fell on an icy pavement at Foundry Street in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and suffered serious injuries.