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Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd

[2008] UKHL 13

Case summary last updated at 15/01/2020 20:15 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd

D was employed by P who negligently allowed an accident to occur whereby D was struck on the head and suffered depression and ultimately committed suicide as a result. HL allowed her clam, stating that P’s suicide was a “direct and foreseeable consequence” of the act of negligence, despite being a conscious decision. 
Lord Bingham: “There can be no recovery for damage which was not reasonably foreseeable.” 

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