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To find out how the Courts have taken a view on liability in certain different accident situations, we have looked at the decisions below. You can see the detail and review the decision on all of these cases by clicking on the category.  Remember, no two cases are the same: your case is unique, the accident circumstances are unique and each case is fact sensitive. 


Sousa v A & J Bull Ltd and William Martin Kew (2001)
Robertson v J Sidney Smith Limited (1998)
Smith v Finch (2009)
Moss v Dickson (1998)
Gajdamowicz v First Glasgow Limited and Keith Moffat

Roads and Cycle Routes

Phethean-Hubble v Coles (2012 EWCA 349)
Billington v Maguire & Amor (2001)
Sinclair v Joyner (2015)
Daly v Heeps & Anor (2018)


Garratt v Saxby [2004]
McGeer v McIntosh (2017) 
Rickson v Bhakar (2017)
Malasi v Attmed (2011)
Moffat v Zenith Insurance
Lee v Williams [2001] EWCA Civ 82

Cycle Lanes

Clenshaw v Tanner [2002]
Richards v Quinten [2000] 

Parked Cars

Foster (1) V Maguire (2) Irwell Construction Ltd [2001]  
Howells V Trefigin Oil & Trefigin Quarries Ltd

Parked Lorry

Sally Nicol v Andrzej Waldemar Kupinski [2017]


David Robinson v NFU [2016]
Joseph Kearney v Tipperary County Council and Roadstone Wood Limited 2019 IEHC 242
Nuala Ryan v Tipperary County Council 2019 IEHC 345
Miranda Walsh v Kirklees Council [2019] EWHC 492 (QB)
Edward O’Riodan v Clare County Council and Response Engineering Limited
Liddle v Bristol City Council [2018] EWHC 3673 (QB)
Dominic Nash v Hertfordshire County Council [2020] EWHC 3247 (QB)


Sandison v Coope [2016]

Cycle Helmets and Contributory Negligence  

Smith v Finch [2009]
Phethean-Hubble v. Coles [2011]
Reynolds v. Strutt and Parker [2011]
Sinclair v. Joyner [2015] 


Brushett v Hazeldean 2019


Elizabeth Fairley v Edinburgh Trams Ltd and City of Edinburgh Council [2019] CSOH 50
Iain Lowdean v TIE Ltd and City of Edinburgh Council [2019] CSOH 50


Deborah Comer v South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd [2021] SC EDIN 45



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