X v Bedfordshire County Council [1995]

Facts

  • AppealĀ against the council by children who had suffered parental abuse or neglect

Issue

  • Did the council have a common law duty to take care over these children

Decision

  • No duty

Reasoning

  • Where there is statutory discretion imparted upon the authority, this discretion is not actionable at common law
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Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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