Howard Cohen successfully defends Hertfordshire County Council

Published: 12/02/2015 | News

Howard Cohen recently appeared for Hertfordshire County Council in a trial following a slipping accident that befell the Claimant, a teaching assistant, in a school in Hitchin. The school was situated in a countryside location and was surrounded by many large and leafy trees. Her account was that she had slipped and fallen on wet leaves upon a slope leading to an external classroom. Numerous breaches of statutory duty were alleged. There was supporting witness evidence, but following detailed cross-examination, the trial judge was not persuaded that the leaves were wet, or indeed, that they had caused her accident.

The Claimant’s claim failed.

Howard is part of the Personal Injury team.

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