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The case study


The following model shows you how to answer a case study. After reading the question, use the model plan (PDF) and try and identify the legal issues, relevant laws and apply the laws to the facts.

Groovy Clothing Stores were recently renovated and held an opening sale in their modernised premises. A huge crowd of shoppers entered the store (including Bert). Bert decided to go to the menswear department on the second floor and climbed the stairs with dozens of keen shoppers.

Unfortunately, the stairs were unable to take the weight of so many shoppers and one of the stairs gave way. Bert fell three metres and suffered extensive injuries. He will be in hospital for the next six months.

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