Wheat v E. Lacon & Co Ltd [1966]

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The manager of a public-house was allowed by the defendants, the owners, to take paying visitors, who were accommodated in part of the premises labelled "Private" of which the manager was licensee. The plaintiff's husband, while a paying visitor, was killed by a fall from a staircase on the "private" part.

On appeal from the Court of Appeal, held, (1) that the defendants retained occupation and control of the inn and the whole…

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