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Jacobs v LCC

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personal injury | negligence | injured party invitee or licensee | nuisance | public nuisance adjoining the highway

In Jacobs v LCC [1950] AC 361 HL, the House of Lords held that a woman who had been injured as a result of tripping on a protruding water supply stopcock on council property had been a licensee not an invitee and that the cause of the trip did not amount to a public nuisance adjoining the highway.

Mrs Jacobs lived on a road that formed part of a housing estate in Essex vested in London County Council.