Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 329 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Schiemann, Scott Baker LJJ and Pumfrey J

Representation Paul Kirtley (instructed by Ford & Warren, Leeds) for the claimant.
  Richard Swain (instructed by Praxis Partners, Leeds) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 23 October 2002


Negligence - Standard of care - Employer - Employee being left in presence of psychiatric patient.

The Case

On the facts of the instant case, the defendant had exposed the claimant, one of its employees, to a needless risk by letting her remain in the presence of a psychiatric patient when it had been unnecessary, and accordingly had breached its duty of care towards her.

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