Wainwright v Home Office [2004]


  • Two visitors to a prison were strip searched upon entry
  • They subsequently suffered mental injury


  • Could they have a Wilkinson v Downton claim? Could there be any other liability?


  • No


  • Wilkinson v Downton [1897] distinguished as no intent to cause harm, just sloppiness with prison rules
  • No tort of invasion of privacy
RELATED CASE  Bottomley v Todmoren Cricket Club [2003]

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