Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales Police  UKSC 2
11 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2015 Last revised: 25 Apr 2015
Date Written: February 1, 2015
Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales Police is arguably the third most important case - after Donoghue v Stevenson (1932) and Hedley Byrne v Heller & Partners (1964) - on the English law of negligence to be decided by the UK's highest court. This short paper summarises the facts and the decision of the UKSC in Michael, and discusses the implications of that decision for how cases will be decided in future where a public body is sued in negligence for failing to save someone from harm.
Keywords: Tort, negligence, public bodies, omissions, UK Supreme Court, duty of care
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