Taxi driver not liable for injuries sustained by fare jumping claimants

In the recent High Court case of Beaumont & O’Neill v Ferrer (2014) two claimants, who were seriously injured whilst attempting to fare jump a taxi, failed in their attempt to claim damages from the defendant taxi driver. Not only had the claimants brought their injuries upon themselves by their actions, but the principle of ex turpi causa operated to preclude them from succeeding. Sarah Mirreviews the decision.

Read the full article on our dedicated website for insurance professionals >>

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

Insurance Law on demand

Dedicated to insurance law, In touch offers insight into how market trends and developments could impact the industry. Our specialist legal teams analyse key case law, procedural and legislative change, and highlight emerging issues to keep you informed on the latest developments.

Visit In touch

Sarah Mir


I am an Associate in the Insurance team specialising in catastrophic injury and large loss claims.