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Occupiers' Liability to Trespassers

This lesson is concerned with the liability of occupiers of premises to trespassers on those premises. It begins by considering who is a trespasser for these purposes, before moving on to consider the content of the duty owed by occupiers to trespassers. The special case of child trespassers is given special consideration.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Discuss issues involved with the liability of occupiers of premises to trespassers on those premises.
2. Analyze who is a trespasser.
3. Analyze the duty owed by occupiers to trespassers.
4. Compare the duty owed to child trespassers with that owed to adult trespassers.

 

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