Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

Police – Negligence. In dismissing the claimant's appeal against the recorder's findings that immunity against negligence claims applied to police officers engaged in the apprehension of criminals, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the three-stage test in Caparo v Dickman ([1990] 2 AC 605) applied. In the circumstances, it had not been fair just and reasonable to impose a duty of care, and in any event, the police had not acted negligently.

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