R v North & East Devon Health Authority, ex p Coughlan [2003]

Facts

  • Couglan was promised that she would remain in a specialist medical facility
  • The health authority then attempted to move Coughlan into a less suitable facility

Issue

  • Could Couglan have a right to legitimate expectation?

Decision

  • Yes, claim successful

Reasoning

  • The promise was enforceable under the MFK criteria
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