Desmond v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police [2011]

Facts

  • On request the police supplied the claimant with a copy of their criminal record, however it included details of an assault which had been proved not the fault of the claimant

Issue

  • Did the claimant owe a duty of care in providing the record

Decision

  • No duty

Reasoning

  • A duty would conflict with the statutory duty to protect vulnerable people, therefore a duty was not found.
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