Jan
31

£100k compensation claim dismissed

A lawyer who sued estate agent Savills after he fell from climbing the locked gates outside his home has had his case thrown out by a judge. Mr Perez returned home one evening at 10:30pm to find the spiked security gates locked and then proceeded to climb them, resulting in him falling and suffering spinal fractures and a ‘moderate’ brain injury. He sued Savills (who were acting for his landlord) for £100,000 arguing that they should have provided him with a key fob, however Savills claim they were not aware the gates would become operational that day.  The judge found his decision to climb the locked gates rather than book a hotel or stay at a friends house to be ‘reckless’ and dismissed his claim. Read more.