Case Law

Child protection and the common law duty of care: HXA v Surrey County Council & Anor [2023] UKSC 52

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction This Supreme Court decision concerned two cases where claims in the tort of negligence were brought against local authorities by HXA and YXA, who were children when they suffered sexual or physical abuse by a parent or parent’s partner. It was alleged on behalf of the claimants that the local authorities […]

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