THREE SIX-FIFTEEN; THE CIRCLE DISASTER AND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE RULE IN RYLANDS V. FLETCHER (PART II) By Akua Aduwaa Brifo and Dominic Ohene Ofori

Are there any defences available to GOIL? Satisfying the Rylands rule, as we have aforementioned, does not take away any “defence” available to a Defendant. In the Rylands case, Blackburn J after stating the rule added that a defendant may “excuse himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff’s default; or perhaps […]

THREE SIX FIFTEEN; THE CIRCLE DISASTER AND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE RULE IN RYLANDS V. FLETCHER (PART I) by Akua Aduwaa Brifo and Dominic Ohene Ofori

On 3rd June 2015, Ghana recorded one of its most tragic events in history. There was a downpour in the country’s capital, Accra which resulted in the flooding of some areas of the city. At the GOIL filling station located at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, was a fire explosion that caused substantial damage to neighbouring […]