Boat fall victim awaits Lords

The House of Lords is considering whether to allow the appeal of Justin Jolley against the London Borough of Sutton over an accident in which a boat fell on him. Jolley suffered severe spinal injuries while carrying out restoration on an abandoned boat owned by Sutton. He is now confined to a wheelchair. The council does not dispute negligence but says the accident was not foreseeable. The High Court found for Jolley in May 1997 but the decision was reversed by the Court of Appeal in June this year.