Local authority – Duty of care. The claimants' appeal against the dismissal of their claim against the defendant local authority failed. They had brought proceedings against the authority, alleging negligence in that it had breached its duties to protect them from abuse and anti-social behaviour from their neighbours. The Supreme Court held that the particulars of claim did not set out an arguable claim that the authority had owed the claimants a duty of care. Further, the authority was not liable on the basis of vicarious liability for the negligence of its employees.