This article is relevant to AQA Paper 2, OCR Component 2, Eduqas Component 2 and WJEC Unit 2.
One important aspect of the law on occupiers’ liability is the concept of reasonableness in relation to the duty owed by an occupier to both lawful visitors and persons other than lawful visitors (trespassers). This concept lies at the heart of occupiers’ liability and is central to understanding how this area of law might apply to a scenario question. In addition, it makes a good evaluative point when assessing the fairness of the law and whether there is an appropriate balance between protecting those who come on to land and the interests of an occupier in not having too onerous a responsibility towards them.
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