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