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Ogwo v Taylor

[1988] AC 431

Case summary last updated at 18/01/2020 18:00 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Ogwo v Taylor

D, who was using a blow lamp to strip paint, negligently set fire to his house. P, a fireman attending the blaze, was seriously injured. HL held that P could claim damages and no defence of volenti is available against firemen. Also there was no distinction in the ordinary or extraordinary risks of fire-fighting, and violenti was not available as a defence against firemen in either of them. 

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