Furness v Midland Bank plc [2000] CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Furness v Midland Bank plc

    31 December 2000

    In Furness v Midland Bank plc [2000] CA, the Court of Appeal stated that where spillages are frequent and the dangers of slipping are very real it would be necessary for employers to instruct their staff to be particularly alert to spot any danger and to deal with it. There may also be cases where it would be necessary to keep a constant look out and to instruct accordingly. However, where spillages and leakages are almost unheard of and where only employees use the premises it is absurd to think that an instruction to employees to keep an eye open for spillages and either clean them up or report them would in reality serve any useful purpose.