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


  • 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


  • Could Couglan have a right to legitimate expectation?


  • Yes, claim successful


  • The promise was enforceable under the MFK criteria
RELATED CASE  Wandsworth London Borough Council v Winder [1985]

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