Lacey Solicitors

NI High Court dismisses injury claim against local Authority

Child injured at bonfire site morning after bonfire.

This is an interesting case. Mr Justice Stephens accepted the novel Defence of the local Authority that they were prevented from accessing a Bonfire site (which was clearly their property) to make it safe, due to the threat of intimidation/violence from those at the site of the smouldering bonfire.

Unfortunately a 12 year old child suffered a very serious eye injury from a firework left at the site. His case was dismissed. You can access the Judgement here: [2012]%20NIQB%2054/j_j_STE8508Final.htm