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Blair v Sussex Police

[2012] EWCA Civ 633


A chief constable had not complied with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 reg.4, and was liable for leg injuries sustained by a police officer who was wearing standard issue boots during a motorcycle training course. It was possible, and not impractical, to prevent significant injury to trainees by providing them with stronger boots than the standard issue boots.

Alanov v Sussex Police

[2012] EWCA Civ 234


Although a police officer suspected that the appellant was guilty of an alleged offence, objectively that suspicion was not based on reasonable grounds and therefore his arrest was unlawful.

A v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

[2011] EWHC 454 (QBD)


An order under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 s.39 prohibiting the identification of a child in any newspaper report of the terms of a personal injury settlement was appropriate as his identification was not in the public interest, it would defeat the objective of the settlement and the curtailment of his and his family's right to respect for their private and family life that would occur if identification were allowed could not be justified.

Smith v (1) Liverpool City Council (2) Hampshire County Council (3) Knowsley MBC

[2006] EWHC 743 (QBD)


A claimant had knowledge of a cause of action outside the limitation period provided for by the Limitation Act 1980 s.14 and it was inappropriate for the court to exercise its discretion under s.33 of the Act and allow the claim to continue as the passage of time had prejudiced the defendants.