Res Ipsa Loquitur

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  • Res Ipsa Loquitur
    • 'Let the facts speak for itself.'
    • Scott v London and St Katherine Docks Co. 1865
    • There are 3 separate requirements that must be satisfied.
      • 2) The harm must be of such a kind that it does not ordinarily happen if proper care is taken
        • Scott v London and St Katherine Docks Co. 1865
      • 1) The doctrine is dependant on the absence of the explanation e.g. Barkway v South Wales Transport Co. Ltd 1950
      • 3) What caused the accident must be within the exclusive control of the D.
        • Gee v Metropolitan Railway Co. 1873
        • Easson v LNER Co. 1944

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