McFadzean v CFEMU [2009]

Facts

  • A forestry commission wished to prevent a protest in a forest, therefore they blocked the entry and exit of supplies and people to and from the camp

Issue

  • Were the protestors being falsely imprisoned

Decision

  • Mixed

Reasoning

  • Consider the dangers of the imprisonment, damage to property, time distance and legality
  • Consider physical capacity of the claimant, their fears and the need for unreasonable courage to escape
RELATED CASE  Smith v Littlewoods Organisation Ltd [1987]

Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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