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This decision of the Supreme Court is one of those cases that every personal injury lawyer needs to know about. It revisits some of the core concepts underpinning the law of negligence and provides much needed guidance on the dutiy of care owed by the police.
The webinar will cover:
- How does duty of care work?
- Is the 3 stage test in Caparo v Dickman always used to identify if there is a duty of care?
- Does that mean all cases must pass the “fair, just and reasonable test” to establish a duty of care?
- The police and the application of the duty of care
- Is there a general exemption when they are undertaking core duties?
- Does it matter if it is a positive act or an omission?
- Do the police have a duty to protect individuals from harm they have created?
- Is a reasonably foreseeable risk enough to trigger the duty?
- Do the police owe a duty of care to bystanders when planning operations?
- The impact of policy issues on the law of negligence
The Supreme Court also handed judgment down yesterday in Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) v DSD and another (Respondents)  UKSC 11 which is a case arising out of the John Worboys black cab sexual assaults
- Can a claim be brought against the police via the European Convention on Human Rights that would succeed where it would have failed in tort?
- Can the police now be liable for a failure to investigate a crime under the EHCR?