Volenti Non Fit Injuria in UK Law

  • Reeves v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
    • House of Lords
    • 15 Jul 1999
    ...... that this result could be expressed in Latin either by the maxim volenti non fit injuria (Mr. Lynch had consented to the injury he received) or by ......
  • Wilsons and Clyde Coal Company v English
    • House of Lords
    • 19 Jul 1937
    ...... employments involving risk, that rule applies only when the maxim volenti non fit injuria can fairly be invoked. In such employments it was held ......
  • London Graving Dock Company Ltd v Horton
    • House of Lords
    • 09 May 1951
    ...... volens within the meaning applied to that word in the phrase volenti non fit injuria as interpreted by Scott, L.J., in Bowater v. Rowley ......
  • Ratcliff v McConnell
    • Court of Appeal
    • 30 Nov 1998
    ...... 61 45. It is also clear that the question of volenti non fit injuria has to be considered at the same time as the question of ......
  • Airedale NHS Trust v Bland
    • House of Lords
    • 04 Feb 1993
    ...... from the fact that whatever the scope of the civil defence of volenti non fit injuria there is a point higher up the scale than common assault ......
  • Multinational Gas and Petrochemical Company v Multinational Gas and Petrochemical Services Ltd
    • Court of Appeal
    • 16 Feb 1983
    ...... Services was also bound to fail because Services could plead "volenti non fit injuria". This submission was based on an allegation in the ......
  • Mersey Docks and Harbour Board v Procter
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Mar 1923
    ......If knowing the risk, he elected to go on and chance it, volenti non fit injuria . He might have elected to try back. It is said that the ......
  • Nettleship v Weston
    • Court of Appeal
    • 30 Jun 1971
    ...... that we would once again be applying the maxim: "Scienti non fit injuria".That maxim was decisively rejected by the House of Lords in cases between ... . 23 This brings me to the defence of volenti on fit injuria . Does it apply to the instructor? In former times this ......
  • Morris v Murray and Another
    • Court of Appeal
    • 03 Ago 1990
    ......The defendants pleaded violenti not fit injuria and, in the alternative, contributory negligence. The judge rejected the plea of volenti but held that there was contributory negligence to the extent of 20 per ......
  • McGlone v British Railways Board
    • House of Lords
    • 27 Oct 1965
    ......That subsection merely puts in words the principle volenti non fit injuria and it is a sufficient answer to the application of that ......
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