Don't drink and slide

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In the High Court this week, Ruth Geary lost her case against the Wetherspoon pub chain for serious spinal injuries suffered when she slid down but then fell from banisters onto a marble floor in one of their pubs.  Notwithstanding that the height of the bannister was lower than allowed under existing building regulations, the Court found that Miss Geary had voluntarily assumed the obvious risk inherent in sliding down the banisters and therefore no blame could be attached to Wetherspoon's.
This is a tragic case.  A momentary misjudgement has left Miss Geary paralysed from the neck down and she will need care and assistance for the rest of her life.
The moral of the story has to be, don't risk this, however much fun it might seem at the time.

Grant Evatt is a Solicitor in the Personal Injury team.

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