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Legal News | 6.06.19

CN & GN v Poole Borough Council

The Supreme Court has today handed down its judgment in CN v Poole Borough Council, in which Lord Edward Faulks QC, Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres of 1 Chancery Lane represented the council, as defendant, on the instructions of Rob Hams of Wansbroughs.

The Supreme Court has dismissed the claimants’ appeal, holding that in the circumstances of the case, the council owed the claimants no duty of care at common law to take protective measures to remove them from the family home to prevent them suffering the ill-effects of the anti-social behaviour to which they were subjected by neighbours.

This is an important judgment for all those involved in litigating claims against social services and public authorities more generally. Further information can be found in an executive summary of the judgment and a detailed briefing note which analyses the CN litigation and its implications.

Last updated 06/06/2019


Posted By Our Public Sector Litigation Team