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XVW & YZA v Adventure Life Signs & Gravesend Grammar School for Girls




[2012] EWHC 575 (QBD) 2012-03-20

A school and a specialist expeditions company were not liable for the rape of two pupils by a local man who had acted as a guide during an overseas school trip. Neither the school nor the company could be held vicariously liable for the assault, and since the attack had not been reasonably foreseeable it would not be fair, just or reasonable to define the scope of their duty of care to the girls so as to require them to have taken special precautions to avoid it.

Matthew Chapman acted for Adventure Life Signs