Graham v Teesdale and Another: 1981

The case concerned the audit of local authority accounts by a district auditor. The court considered the meaning of ‘wilful misconduct’ within the section.
Held: Wilful misconduct means ‘deliberately doing something which is wrong knowing it to be wrong or with reckless indifference as to whether it is wrong or not’.


Webster J


[1981] 81 LGR 117


Local Government Act 1972 161

Cited by:

CitedAttorney General’s Reference (No 3 of 2003) CACD 7-Apr-2004
Police Officers had been acquitted of misconduct in public office. They had stood by in a police station custody suite as a prisoner lay on the floor and died.
Held: The trial took place before R -v- G which had overruled Caldwell. The . .
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Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.196542