Selwood v Durham CC (2011) Newcastle-upon-Tyne county court 25/2/11

The claimant social worker was not informed of a patient's threats to kill her and was subsequently stabbed by him; she sued the local authority and relevant NHS Trusts in negligence or breach of statutory duty and alternatively alleged a breach of Article 2. The Trusts' application for strike out was successful. [Caution.]

Related judgments

Selwood v Durham CC [2012] EWCA Civ 979, [2012] MHLO 160

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Sunderland Echo, 'Knife attack victim fights for tens of thousands of pounds' compensation' (27/7/11). On 21/8/11, MacDuff J gave permission to appeal against the county court strike out ruling.

Kirsty McGregor, 'High Court allows stabbed social worker to seek payout' (Community Care, 29/7/11)