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Kate Parker successful in High Court Appeal

Kate Parker recently appeared before Lewis J successfully resisting an appeal brought by the Defendant.

 

In G4S Care & Justice Services (UK) Ltd v Manley (Unrep QBD), Mr Justice Lewis held that a prison's delay, following a power failure, in restoring electricity to the cell of a prisoner whom it knew, or should have known, was suffering mobility problems following a hip operation breached the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 s.2(2). The decision did not impose a higher standard of care on prisons; it turned on the knowledge held by prison officers, how it was communicated up the chain of command, and how quickly the prison should have responded to it.

A full text of the judgment can be found at: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2016/2355.html

 

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