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Supreme Court restricts Hill ‘immunity’ for police in negligence claims (Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police)

Published on: 20 February 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court restricts Hill ‘immunity’ for police in negligence claims (Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police)
  • What are the practical implications of the decision?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?

Article summary

Personal injury analysis: Duncan Fairgrieve, senior fellow in Comparative Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and barrister at 1 Crown Office Row, examines the Supreme Court’s decision that the police do not enjoy a general immunity from suit in respect of their negligent acts when investigating or preventing crime—they are under a duty of care to avoid causing personal injury where such a duty would arise according to ordinary principles of the law of negligence. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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