- Liability of an animal’s keeper for any damage it causes (Williams v Hawkes)
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- What legislative provisions are relevant to such cases?
- What was the factual background to this case?
- What issues arose for the Court of Appeal’s consideration?
- What did the court decide, and why?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for?
- How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
- What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
Personal Injury analysis: The liability of the keeper of an animal for the damage the animal caused in a road traffic accident was the issue before the Court of Appeal in Williams v Hawkes. Catherine Collins, of Iscoed Chambers, examines the court’s decision.
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