In an appeal against sentence for the conviction of manslaughter by way of gross negligence, there was an ample factual substratum between a tenant and the landlord's son for holding that a duty to take care had arisen. The fact that the appellant landlord's son had no contractual relationship with the deceased tenant was not in itself a bar to the imposition of that duty of care.

CA (Crim Div) (Schiemann LJ, Hughes J, Stephens J)

19/02/1999

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