Chubb Fire Ltd v Vicar of Spalding [2010]


  • The claimant purchased some fire extinguishers from the defendant
  • The defendant did not advise on how messy the extinguishers were
  • Some vandals set off the fire extinguishers, causing damage to the claimant’s property


  • Could the defendant be held liable?


  • No


  • Chain of causation broken and no evidence to suggest, given advice, different extinguishers would have been purchased
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