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Jill Greenfield comments on the Law concerning the Apollo Theatre Roof Collapse

"The law applicable to a visitor to a theatre is straightforward. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 provides a basic duty of care to lawful visitors to premises. The duty is to take such care as in all the circumstances is reasonable to ensure the reasonable safety of a visitor. This duty of care is one of the most fundamental principles in Health and Safety Law. This would clearly apply to those who were injured in the audience following the collapse of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre Westminster Council will no doubt have their own safety check criteria on the Theatres in the West End. The critical thing will be to assess the checks already done; assess the past engineering evidence and to see if there were any signs of concern. It is however astonishing that such an incident could happen at all." If you were affected by the collapse of the Apollo Theatre's roof in London's West End and would like to discuss your options with Jill Greenfield, then please contact her on 0207 861 4557 or email jill.greenfield@ffw.com. Alternatively you can complete our short enquiry form and one of our personal injury solicitors will be in touch with you.