GB (a protected party by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Home Office

Negligence – Duty of care. There was a preliminary issue before the court regarding whether or not the defendant Secretary of State owed a non-delegable duty of care to the claimant so as to render it liable to the claimant in respect of any negligence acts or omissions on the part of those providing medical care at an immigration retention centre. The Queen's Bench Division held that all the elements of non-delegable duty had been made out and further it was fair and reasonable to conclude that the defendant owed the claimant a non-delegable duty.

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