There is now and has been for a while, a culture in this country which we have adopted from the US where swathes of the legal profession will take a case on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. In this country, mercifully we have the SARAH Act of 2015 and the Good Samaritan principal which dramatically reduces the chances of a successful claim against someone attempting to save another’s life.
However, with the extensive adoption of AEDs by the commercial and public sector, the comparatively low cost of a unit (similar to a laptop) and the obvious benefits of owning one, another factor is thrown up. What possible reason could be presented for not having an AED on your premises. Unfortunately, there is now the potential for a challenge and associated claim if you don’t have an AED. It is sadly, but surely, only a matter of time before we see a test case brought here.