Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 29 (Nov)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Zucker QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Philip Noble (instructed by A.D Perrimanjo, Surrey) for the claimant.
  Georgina Kent (instructed by Metropolitan Police Legal Services) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 November 2002


Negligence - Causation - Onus of proof - Proceedings against employer - Employee contending employer causing clinical depression leading to loss of employment - Liability.

The Case

A claimant's action for damages for depression brought about by the negligence of his employers failed in circumstances where he was unable to demonstrate that his employers should have been aware that he was at risk of a breakdown or that he was particularly vulnerable to stress.

Practice Areas

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