Hawkins v Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtQueen's Bench Division
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9 cases
  • Greene v Chelsea Borough Council
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 30 April 1954
    ...in the duty which they owed? The duty varies according to the circumstances. Lord Justice Denning said in the case of Hawkins v. Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council, which is reported in 1954 2 Weekly Law Reporter, page 122, at page 134: "What is reasonable care in regard to him depe......
  • Billings (A. C.) & Sons Ltd v Riden
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 26 July 1956
    ...the premises by the "fourth route" and must have known the state of it. Mr. Fox-Andrews particularly relied on some words I used in Hawkins v. Coulsdon, 1954 1 Queen's Bench, at page 319: "A licensee can never complain of dangers which are obvious or known to aim". I must explain that those......
  • Slater v Clay Cross Company Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 17 May 1956
    ...he actually knew. This distinctionhas now been reduced to vanishing point. The decision of this Court in the case of Hawkins v. Coulsden& Purley Urban District Council (1954, 1 Q.B. 319) shows that a licensor too, as well as an inviter, is liable for unusual dangers of which he knew or ough......
  • Daneau and Daneau v. Trynor Construction Co. Ltd., (1971) 7 N.S.R.(2d) 207 (TD)
    • Canada
    • Nova Scotia Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • 3 November 1971
    ...it is a danger, he is under a duty to use reasonable care to prevent damage from that danger.' In the Hawkins case supra reported in [1953] 1 W.L.R. 882 at p. 893, Pearson J. says: '... The licensor is not liable if through lack of adequate inspection he has failed to ascertain the existenc......
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