Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 167 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 07
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge, Hale LJJ and Sir Denis Henry

Representation Roger ter Haar QC and Nicholas Bowen (instructed by Teacher Stern Selby) for the claimant.
  Edward Faulks QC and Andrew Warnock (instructed by Vizards) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 23 January 2002


Negligence - School - Duty of care - Bullying - Claimant being bullied by fellow pupils outside school premises - Whether school owing duty to prevent bullying taking place outside school premises.

The Case

There might be circumstances in which failure by a head teacher to exercise his or her power to discipline a pupil who attacked or bullied another pupil outside school premises would be a breach of the school's duty of care.

Practice Areas

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