Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 325 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2644 (Admin)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Bennett J

Representation Nicholas Wilcox (instructed by Nicholas Wirz, Gateshead) for the claimant authority.
  Martin Westgate (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker) for C and D, the interested parties.
Judgment Dates: 24 November 2005

Catchwords

Police - Compulsory retirement - Permanent disablement - Reference to medical practitioner - Medical practitioner certifying police officers permanently disabled - Medical practitioner finding disablement due to vulnerability to anxiety disorder - Medical practitioner questioning whether diagnoses valid in light of regulations - Whether defendant entitled to qualify decision - Whether 'vulnerability' falling within regulation as 'medical condition' - Whether medical practitioner to address question whether police officer unable to carry out duties as a police officer when determining permanent disablement - Whether certificates to be quashed - Police Pensions Regulations 1987, SI 1987/257, reg A12(2), (5).

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