Goodwill v British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Facts

  • Upon advising a man about a vasectomy, the service did not advise upon the chances of reversal; he subsequently conceived a child

Issue

  • Could the child the child’s mother claim against the service

Decision

  • ¬†Claim stuck out

Reasoning

  • ¬†There was no relationship between the advice giver and the claimant; she was part of an unascertainable and large class of women who might have sexual relations with the father (humour clearly intended)
RELATED CASE  Desmond v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police [2011]

Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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