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James v Butler

LTL 17/5/2005; [2005] EWCA Civ 1014 2005-05-17

Where the respondent general contractor’s mistaken belief that hand-tightening a screw would secure a rafter caused that rafter to fall and injure the appellant, the trial judge was not entitled to conclude that that belief was reasonable, since there was no evidence to establish that the mistake in carrying out that simple task was excusable.