We acted for a young man (aged 19) who visited a nightclub at the University of Essex during January 2006. At one point, he went to use the men’s toilets when the main door to the toilet was suddenly flung open and its edge caught his left eye and forehead, leaving him with a nasty cut on his face. This left him with a small scar.

We ascertained that the door in question was unsafe as its door closing mechanism device had not been working. Liability was disputed by the insurers of the nightclub and it was only after we issued proceedings and were preparing for trial, that an offer was made, which we advised our client to accept.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained £7,500 for this client in 2008