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CN and Another (Through their Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor) v Poole Borough Council [2017] EWCA Civ 2185
Date:3 JAN 2018
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(Court of Appeal, Davis, King and Irwin LJJ, 21 December 2017)

Public law children – Local authority liability – Vulnerable family – Abusive neighbours – Whether the local authority owed a duty of care to protect the children

The local authority appeal was allowed and the original order striking out the claim that the local authority owed a tortious duty of care to children to protect them from harassment and abuse by third parties was restored.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWCA Civ 2185
Case No: B3/2016/1465

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
Mrs Justice Slade DBE
QB/2015/0490


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 21/12/2017


Before :

LORD JUSTICE DAVIS
LADY JUSTICE KING DBE
and
LORD JUSTICE IRWIN

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Between :

(1) CN
(2) GN
(through their Litigation Friend The Official Solicitor)
Claimants/Respondents

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POOLE BOROUGH COUNCIL
Defendant/Appellant

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E.A. Gumbel QC and Iain O'Donnell (instructed by Leigh Day Solicitors) for the 
Claimants/Respondents
Lord Faulks QC and Paul Stagg (instructed by Wansbroughs Solicitors) for the 
Defendant/Appellant

Hearing date: 8 June 2017

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Judgment Approved


Judgment: CN and Another v Poole Borough Council [2017] EWCA Civ 2185.rtf
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