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McGeown v Northern Ireland Housing Executive [1994] 3 All ER 53 House of Lords

The claimant was injured when she tripped in a hole on land owned by the defendant. The land was a public right of way. It was held that the defendant was not liable as the claimant was not a lawful visitor under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 because she was exercising a public right of way.
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