Patel and others v London Borough of Brent: CA 25 May 2005

Application for return of deposit made to secure commencement of road works on development.


[2005] EWCA Civ 644




Mental Health Act 1983 139


England and Wales


CitedPountney v Griffiths QBD 1975
A mental patient sought damages for assault from a nurse. The nurse replied that the proceedings were a nullity since the patient had not first obtained permission to commence proceedings.
Held: Lord Widgery CJ said: ‘Although no point was . .
CitedRegina v Angel CACD 1968
The failure to obtain the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions to a prosecution under section 8 of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 rendered the whole of the trial, including the committal proceedings, a complete nullity. . .
CitedPountney v Griffiths; Regina v Bracknell Justices, Ex parte Griffiths HL 1976
The applicant was a male nurse at Broadmoor Special Hospital. He was on duty while patients were saying goodbye to visitors. He approached the detained patient telling him to ‘come on’ and allegedly punched him on the shoulder. The patient brought . .
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Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.225265