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Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60

Date:23 OCT 2017
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(Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lords Kerr, Clarke, Reed, Hughes, 18 October 2017)

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[2017] UKSC 60
On appeal from: [2015] EWCA Civ 1139

Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent)

Lady Hale
Lord Kerr
Lord Clarke
Lord Reed
Lord Hughes

18 October 2017

Heard on 8 and 9 February 2017

Judgment: Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60.pdf

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