Law of TortTutorial: Occupier’s LiabilityThe ‘Wanderer’ is an old Thames sailing barge which has been restored by its owners, MarineRestorations Ltd. It has been chartered (hired) by Thames Cruises plc as a venue for public functions(e.g. weddings, parties etc.) at its mooring on the Thames. Thames Cruises plc contract out thecleaningofthebargetoCityCleanersLtd.Alan, who has recently won £10 million in the lottery, has hired the barge to hold a celebratory partyfor his family and friends. He hires Party Hire Ltd to decorate the barge but he personally supervisesall the arrangements. Consider whether the Occupiers Liability Acts 1957 and 1984 provide a remedy in the followingsituations. You should also identify the most likely defendants against whom the claim would bebrought.1.Alan’s friend Cheryl arrives on the barge wearing extremely high heels. In her eagerness tocongratu8late Alan on his good fortune, she runs across the wooden deck to greet him.
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