||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 239 (Mar)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Tim Kerr QC (instructed by Levenes) for the claimant.
||Andrew Warnock (instructed by Vizard Oldham) for the authority.
||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.
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.
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