(iii) Special characteristics

Finally under 'Places', list any special characteristics about the place. For example, consider whether any of the following descriptions apply.

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  • abandoned
  • blind corners
  • built-up area
  • overcrowded
  • poor signage
  • private
  • public
  • rural
  • slippery
  • urban
  • well-lit

Table 18: Place—special characteristics (examples)

Facts about the special characteristics of the place may relate to causes of action and defenses. For example, if someone has sued a motorist for negligent driving, then the fact that a road has blind corners might raise issues relevant to the defense.116

116 David Stott, Legal Research (1993) 15–6.

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