Mitchell v Glasgow City Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in assault, duty of care, law reports, local government, negligence by sally

Mitchell v Glasgow City Council [2009] UKHL 11; [2009] WLR (D) 65

Where a local housing authority summoned one of its tenants, who had been abusing and threatening one of his neighbours, to a meeting at which he was told that he could face eviction if his behaviour did not improve and the tenant left the meeting and within an hour had inflicted fatal injuries on the neighbour, it was not fair, just or reasonable that the local housing authority should be held to have been under a common law duty to warn the neighbour that the meeting had been arranged.”

WLR Daily, 20th February 2009


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