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Ahmed v London Borough of Brent (2010)

The Claim was dismissed at trial and the Claimant was ordered to pay the Defendant’s costs.

The Claimant alleged that she twisted her foot upon eroded and uneven ground when she stood up from a bench near the children’s play area at a Park. 

The claim was defended on the basis that the alleged defect did not present a danger. The grass had simply eroded however there was no tripping/slipping hazard. The council’s park wardens inspected the play area and the bench weekly. No defects or tripping hazards were noted on the pre-accident or post –accident inspections.

It was held that the alleged defect did not present a reasonably foreseeable danger to lawful visitors under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.  The claim was therefore dismissed.

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