The whole of the United Kingdom is faced with the prospect of snow over the next couple of days.
It is wrongly held belief that you may be sued should someone slip and fall on areas where snow has been cleared. Whilst the home or business owner has a duty of care to try and ensure that surfaces are left safe, visitors to a property also have a duty of care.
Here is the government's advice on clearing snow and ice from pavements:
Don’t be put off clearing paths because you’re afraid someone will get injured. Remember, people walking on snow and ice have a responsibility to be careful themselves. And don’t believe the myths - it's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries if you have cleared the path carefully.