Bruce Silvester successful in swimming pool accident claim

Bruce Silvester was successful in a liability trial at the Manchester High Court acting for the Claimant who suffered very serious spinal injuries caused by diving into a swimming pool. 

This case is believed to the first time a Claimant has succeeded in a High Court claim against an occupier following injuries suffered after diving into a swimming pool or shallow water since 1995. Previous cases where duty of care to the Claimant had failed are Tomlinson v. Congleton Borough Council [2004] 1 AC 46; Ratcliffe v. McConnell [1999] 1 WLR 670; Evans v. Kosmar Village Holidays [2007] EWCA Civ 1003; and Grimes v. Hawkins [2011] EWHC 2004 QBD. 

Click here to view the judgment. 

Bruce Silvester was instructed by Matthew Brown, Irwin Mitchell.

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