Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 239 (Mar)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Henriques J

Representation Tim Kerr QC (instructed by Levenes) for the claimant.
  Andrew Warnock (instructed by Vizard Oldham) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 15 March 2002


Negligence - Duty to take care - Existence of duty - Children - Local authority - Claimant suffering from mental disorders - Claimant bringing action against local authority - Claimant alleging schools failing to assess learning difficulties and failing to refer him for specialist advice - Whether teachers negligent.

The Case

An action in negligence, against a local authority for the alleged failure of the claimant's teachers to identify his learning difficulties and hence to refer him for specialist advice and treatment, was dismissed on the facts.

Practice Areas

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