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Robinson v PE Jones (Contractors) Ltd – WLR Daily

Robinson v PE Jones (Contractors) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 9; [2011] WLR (D) 4

“The builder/vendor of a building did not by reason of his contract to construct or to complete the building assume any liability in the tort of negligence in relation to defects in the building giving rise to purely economic loss.”

WLR Daily, 19th Janaury 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Desmond v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police – WLR Daily

Desmond v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police [2011] EWCA Civ 3; [2011] WLR (D) 1

“In considering whether the chief officer’s statutory obligation under s 115(7) of the Police Act 1997 to provide information to the Criminal Records Bureau on a request for an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (ECRC) had been carried out in a manner which, exceptionally where the relationship between claimant and defendant arose in a statutory context, gave rise to a breach of the common law duty of care towards the claimant, an important factor was the existence of other remedies such as a claim under art 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 13th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Man jailed for neglect death of sister at Tyneside home – BBC News

“A man whose disabled sister was found dying in squalor in the North Tyneside home they shared has been jailed for her manslaughter.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Failings’ over diabetic who died at Stafford Hospital – BBC News

“A systemic failure to provide adequate nursing facilities and staffing contributed to the death of a diabetic, an inquest jury has ruled.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ian Huntley sues prison service for £100,000 after razor attack – The Guardian

“Ian Huntley, the Soham murderer, is suing the prison service after he allegedly had his throat slashed with a razor blade by another inmate, it emerged last night.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sniper sues Army over error which put him in danger of being kidnapped by al-Qaeda – Daily Telegraph

“An Army sniper is suing the Ministry of Defence over a ‘catastrophic error’ which put him and his family in danger of being kidnapped by al-Qaeda.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rabone and another v Pennine Care NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Rabone and another v Pennine Care NHS Trust [2010] EWCA Civ 698; [2010] WLR (D) 152

“Health trusts did not have an obligation to take special preventive measures to protect voluntary mental patients from the risk of suicide, even where that risk was ‘real and immediate’. The obligation existed in the case of persons for whom the state had assumed responsibility by their detention under the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 21st June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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