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W & Ors v Essex County Council & Anor

LTL 16/3/2000; [2000] 2 WLR 601; [2000] 2 All ER 237; [2000] 1 FLR 657; [2000] LGR 281; [2000] 53 BMLR 1; Times, March 17, 2000 2000-03-16

The issue in a strike out application was whether, if the facts were proved, the claim must still fail, and it was not enough to recognise that the claimants might have difficulties in establishing their claim. Foster parents who claimed psychiatric illness due to the abuse of their children by a child placed in their care by the council, could pursue their claim for damages against the council and social worker to trial.