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Supreme Court: James Bowen & Others -v- The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] UKSC40




The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal in James-Bowen (and Others) (Respondents) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) [2018] UKSC 40.

The Commissioner (Appellant) was represented in the Supreme Court by Andrew Warnock QC and Lisa Dobie. The Supreme Court held that employers / quasi employers do not owe a duty of care to their employees/quasi employees to safeguard their reputational and economic interests in the conduct of litigation. 

Lord Lloyd-Jones gives the Judgment with which the other Justices agree. The Judgment can be found at https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2017-0003-judgment.pdf

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