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20th June 2019
Location

London

54 Doughty Street
London
WC1N 2LS
020 7404 1313

This seminar will examine the Supreme Court’s decision in CN v. Poole Borough Council UKSC 2018/0012 (handed down on 6 June 2019). The Supreme Court confirmed that in certain circumstances a local authority can be responsible for a negligent failure to exercise its social services functions so as to protect children from harm.

In addition our speakers will address the circumstances in which damages are awarded under the Human Rights Act to children failed by the care system or left in destitution as a result of decisions made by social services departments in local authorities. The seminar will set out the law and the practical steps necessary to make a claim.

Hosted by our specialist barristers Aswini Weereratne QCJamie BurtonNick BrownSam Jacobs with guest speaker Anna Moore from Leigh Day. Anna Moore is a solicitor in the human rights department at Leigh Day and acts for vulnerable adults and children in Human Rights Act claims, often resulting from care proceedings or Court of Protection cases. Anna has a busy Court of Protection practice and also represents individuals in judicial reviews and at inquests.

Speakers

Anna Moore, Leigh Day
Aswini Weereratne QC 
Jamie Burton
Nick Brown
Sam Jacobs
 

Date

 


Thursday 20th June 2019
 

Time

 

Registration 18:15
Start 18:30
Finish 20:00 
 

Venue

Doughty Street Chambers 
54 Doughty Street 
London 
WC1N 2LS

If you are interested in attending, please email events@doughtystreet.co.uk.