Daniels and others v Chief Constable of South Wales Police

Pleading – Amendment. The Chief Constable appealed against the judge's order allowing appeals against a number of the trial judge's interlocutory orders concerning the amendment of the pleadings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the trial judge had taken too broad a view of the absolute immunity from suit and granted leave to make the contested amendments so that the issue of immunity could be revisited by the trial judge on the basis of his findings of fact. However, the judge had not approached another aspect of the appeal on the correct basis and he had misunderstood the nature of the claim being advanced.

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