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CN & GN in the Supreme Court - your questions answered

13 June 2019

In this video Sarah Erwin-Jones interviews Paul Stagg of 1 Chancery Lane, the junior counsel for the defendant. They discuss what the decision means for the principal stakeholders involved, including:

They explore what the decision means for the principal stakeholders involved. Sarah and Paul discuss:-

  • What was this case about and who will be affected?
  • Are there other cases waiting in the wings that may challenge this position again?
  • When will the Court will determine the common law duty is triggered in terms of an ‘assumption of responsibility’?
  • What might a 'creation of risk' case look like?
  • Will we see a lot of cases pleaded for breach of Human Rights, and what guidance can be given on such claims now? 
  • If there were 3 key things agencies involved in child protection (SS, Police, Health, Education) should be doing differently as a result of this judgment what would they be?


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