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White v Blackmore [1972]

Facts

  • The claimant (deceased) attended a race meeting. In the morning, he raced as a competitor, and in the afternoon was killed in the capacity of a spectator. He did not leave the premises of the defendant all day, and at the entrance to the premises was a notice excluding liability to all spectators

Issue

  • Could the defendants be covered by the exclusion

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Reasonable steps had been taken to bring the notice to the attention of the claimant
  • May be a different result today due to the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
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