Leach v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary: CA 31 Jul 1998

It was arguable that the police owed a duty of care in negligence to a volunteer they called in to act as appropriate adult in harrowing and traumatic police interviews, and who later suffered nervous shock and stress as a result. The claimant had acted as such in an infamous multiple murder case.


Henry LJ, Pill LJ, Brooke LJ


Times 04-Sep-1998, [1998] EWCA Civ 1368, [1999] 1 All ER 215, [1999] 1 WLR 1421




England and Wales


CitedWalker v Northumberland County Council QBD 16-Nov-1994
The plaintiff was a manager within the social services department. He suffered a mental breakdown in 1986, and had four months off work. His employers had refused to provide the increased support he requested. He had returned to work, but again, did . .
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Personal Injury, Police

Updated: 30 May 2022; Ref: scu.144847