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Capital & Counties Plc v Hampshire County Council & Ors; and associated cases




LTL 14/3/97; [1997] 3 WLR 331; [1997] 2 All ER 865; Independent, April 10, 1997; Times, March 20, 1997 1997-03-14

A fire brigade owes no duty of care to the owner of a burning building to turn up at the fire or even to perform competently when it is actually at the scene of the fire although there is a sufficiently proximate relationship between individual fire officers and the owner/occupier to give rise to a duty of care on their part when performing their duties at the scene.