Smith v Lancashire Teaching [2017] EWCA Civ 1916

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018

JACQUELINE SMITH (suing in her own right and as the surviving partner of JOHN BULLOCH, deceased)

V

(1) LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

(2) LANCASHIRE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2)

(3) THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE

Analysis

The claimant had cohabited with her partner for 11 years until his untimely death, which was caused by the admitted negligence of the first and second defendants. 


Counsel details

Vikram Sachdeva QC and Catherine Dobson (81 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DD, e-mail clerks@39essex.com, tel 0207 832 1111), and Stephen McNamara (36 Young Street, Manchester M3 3FT, e-mail clerks@kingschambers.com, tel 0161 832 9082) instructed by Slater and Gordon (50-52 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1HL,tel 020 7657 1555) for the appellant.



David Blundell (180 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HG, e-mail clerks@landmarkchambers.co.uk, tel 020 7421 6060) instructed by the Government Legal Department (1 Kemble St, London WC2B 4TS, tel 020 7210 3000) for the third respondent.


The first and second respondents did not appear and were not represented.

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  • Aldeguer Tomas v Spain [2017] 65 EHRR 224
  • Burden v United Kingdom [2008] WTLR 1129
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  • Lindsay v United Kingdom [1987] 9 EHRR 203
  • M v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2006] 2 AC 91
  • Mathieson v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] UKSC 47
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  • Ploski v Poland [2002] ECHR 735
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  • R (A) v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWCA Civ 771
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  • Re Brewster [2017] UKSC
  • Re G [2009] 1 AC 173
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  • Swift v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] EWHC 2000 (QB)
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Legislation referenced

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