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E. HOBBS (FARMS) LTD. v. THE BAXENDEN CHEMICAL CO. LTD. GERBER FOODS (HOLDINGS) LTD. AND OTHERS v. E. HOBBS (FARMS) LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

E. HOBBS (FARMS) LTD. v. THE BAXENDEN CHEMICAL CO. LTD. GERBER FOODS (HOLDINGS) LTD. AND OTHERS v. E. HOBBS (FARMS) LTD.

[1992] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 54

QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION

Before Sir Michael Ogden, Q.C. (Sitting as a Deputy Judge in the High Court)

Negligence - Duty of care - Manufacturers supplied Isofoam as insulation for farm buildings - Farm owner under impression Isofoam self-extinguishing - Fire started in barn and spread to other buildings - Whether risk that fire would get out of control foreseeable - Whether farm owner contributorily negligent - Whether manufacturers liable.

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