Chubb Fire Ltd v Vicar of Spalding [2010]

Facts

  • 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

Issue

  • Could the defendant be held liable?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

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