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Thompson v London, Midland and Scotland Railway Co [1930] 1 KB 41 Court of Appeal

The claimant was injured whilst stepping off a train. The railway company displayed prominent notices on the platforms excluding liability personal injury and damage to property due to negligence. The tickets also stated they were subject to terms and conditions displayed on the platform. The claimant was illiterate and could not read the signs. She argued that the exclusion clause was not incorporated into the contract as the railway company had not brought the clause to her attention at the time the contract was made.


The clause was incorporated. There is only a requirement to take reasonable steps to bring the clause to the attention of a reasonable person. There was no duty to ensure that every traveller was aware of the clause. The claimant was therefore unsuccessful in her claim for damages.
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