Occupier's Liability Overview

Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)



Mere ownership of land fails as the defining principle determining what duties are owed to people when they come on to it.

Mere ownership of land fails as the defining principle determining what duties are owed to people when they come on to it. The all-embracing and sometimes confusing test is one based on the question of “control”. During the course of a lunchtime lecture Chris Gough will distil the basic duties owed by those “controlling” property, the beneficiaries to whom the duty is owed, and the defences that might be available to occupier claims as well as looking at some emerging risks in this area.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates will be able to:

• outline an understanding of the statutory framework of OLA 1957 and OLA 1984.

• reflect on definitions within the Acts and the multi-layered concept of “occupation”.

• differentiate between classes of visitor and implications for the level of care that needs to be taken for them

• explore and understand the available defences to these claims with the help of practical examples
Speaker Profile
Chris Gough of Mills & Reeve LLP
Chris is a litigation specialist within the insurance disputes practise at Mills & Reeve, resolving complex and high value injury and property claims, usually acting for insurers or directly for corporate clients who have a direct financial interest in their claims experience. Chris also protects businesses and individuals facing investigation by the police or HSE, helping them avoid or minimise any regulatory sanction. Chris is an active member of The Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, providing training and other support, particularly to the North West local insurance institutes.


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  • Belgrave Rooms
  • 25 Goldsmith Street
  • Nottingham
  • NG1 5LB
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