Public authorities and the state

Public authorities and the state guidance:

When will a public authority owe a duty of care? The Supreme Court considered the duty of care owed by public authorities in the cases of Michael and Robinson. In...

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Practitioners should note that in relation to claims against employers, on 1 October 2013, s 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) rewrote s 47...

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What is a private law claim for breach of statutory duty? A private law claim for breach of statutory duty is a claim that: • the defendant was under a statutory duty to...

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Introduction The police force is a pure public authority (ie performs only public functions). Therefore, claims can be brought against it under the Human Rights Act 1998...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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Liability False imprisonment consists of the complete deprivation of liberty without a lawful basis. Claims will in practice be made against a public body that exercises...

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What is a public authority? A public authority is some manifestation or emanation of the state that exercises a public function. The distinction between a private body...

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Background It is helpful to put the law relating to military claims into historical context. Until 1987, section 10 of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (CPA 1947) prevented...

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The tort of misfeasance Misfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only available against public authorities. There...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Precedents

Introduction Claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) are of potential relevance to personal injury practitioners particularly where the claimant would be left...

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Claims against local authorities In some cases, the question arises whether a local authority has a duty of care to a child such as where a child has been under a care...

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There are a number of circumstances in which the common law offers no remedy but a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) may still be possible or where HRA...

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There are a number of circumstances in which the common law offers no remedy but a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) may still be possible, or where HRA...

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