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C.N and G.N v Poole Borough Council




“The Court of Appeal last week reserved judgment in a case with significant ramifications for claims against local authorities for failure to protect children.

The issue was whether the decision in D v East Berkshire in the Court of Appeal could stand with subsequent decisions of the House of Lords /Supreme Court in Van Colle/Smith and Michael.

It is thought that many cases will be affected by this decision.

C.N and GN v Poole Borough Council  (hearing on 9th June 2017)

Poole were represented by Edward Faulks QC and Paul Stagg of 1 Chancery Lane instructed by Robert Hams of Wansboroughs

 

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