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A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

Contributory negligence: Recent cases (2024)

1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Issues of contributory negligence can play an important part in personal injury litigation. This webinar considers the law and practice in relation to contributory negligence.  It then considers the implications for litigators and their clients and:

  • The legal principles relating to contributory negligence.
  • Pleading contributory negligence
  • Where contributory negligence has been established
  • Where allegations of contributory negligence have not been successful
  • How claimants have responded to allegations of contributory negligence. The importance of witness evidence
  • The “reverse allegation of contributory negligence” – using allegations of contributory negligence against the defendant

It also looks at recent cases as practical examples of how the principles are applied.  Cases to be looked at include:

  • Owens -v- Lewis – contributory negligence of a passenger on a quad bike
  • James -v- Shaw – contributory negligence in a fall from height
  • Zgonec-Rojez -v- Pereira – contributory negligence in clinical negligence/psychiatric care context
  • FLR -v- Chandran – contributory negligence and the child pedestrian


1 person - member/accredited firm: £85 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £115 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £150 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £185 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £375 + VAT

Live or on-demand

We encourage all attendees to watch the webinar live - this gives people the opportunity to ask questions and participate in polls.

All people registered for the webinar will automatically be emailed details to view the online recording following the webinar, whether you view live or not. Recordings are available to view for up to six months.

Live webinar
04 Jul 2024
12:00 to 13:00

On-demand recording
From 04 Jul 2024 to 04 Jan 2025