Phelps v London Borough of Hillingdon

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
JudgeLORD SLYNN OF HADLEY,LORD JAUNCEY OF TULLICHETTLE,LORD LLOYD OF BERWICK,LORD NICHOLLS OF BIRKENHEAD,LORD CLYDE,LORD HUTTON,LORD MILLETT
Judgment Date27 July 2000
Neutral Citation[2000] UKHL 47
Date27 July 2000
CourtHouse of Lords
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177 cases
  • Todd v Adams
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 April 2002
    ...R v Deputy Governor of Parkhurst Prison ex p. Hague [1992] 1 AC 58 at 170C to 171A per Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, and Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2001] 2 AC 619 at 652B-E per Lord Slynn of 19 Even some of this limited guidance is, however, open to question. In Phillips ......
  • Benjamin v KPMG Bermuda (A Firm) and KPMG Barbados (A Firm)
    • Bermuda
    • Supreme Court (Bermuda)
    • 12 March 2007
    ...PlcELR[1995] 2 AC 296; Williams v Natural Life Health Foods LtdWLR[1998] 1 WLR 830; and Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough CouncilELR[2001] 2 AC 619. These authorities yield many valuable insights, but they contain statements which cannot readily be reconciled. I intend no discourtesy to co......
  • Woolaston (Leo Hugh) and Others v Aubrey George Brown and Others
    • Jamaica
    • Supreme Court (Jamaica)
    • 1 July 2008
    ...circumstances from which such attribution arises." In similar vein, Lord Slynn of Hadley in Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2001] 2 AC 619. 654, observed: "It is sometimes said that there has to be an assumption of responsibility by the person concerned. That phrase can be misle......
  • Gemyma Shaunerva Norville Claimant v Attorney General of Saint Lucia Defendant [ECSC]
    • St Lucia
    • High Court (Saint Lucia)
    • 5 June 2008
    ...owed by a hospital trust based upon the acceptance of a professional relationship with the patient was cited by Lord Hoffmann in Phelps v Hillingdon LBC (2001) AC 619 as an example of a negligence duty where the service was provided pursuant to a public law duty. 68 I am satisfied that just......
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  • Australian universities' potential liability for courses that fail to deliver
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 19 December 2016
    ...London Borough Council; Anderton v Clwyd County Council; Gower v Bromley London Borough Council; Jarvis v Hampshire County Council [2000] UKHL 47 (these were a number of cases that were very similar in substance so were heard together by the House of Lords), the Court held unanimously that ......
20 books & journal articles
  • Misfeasance in public office: a very peculiar tort.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 35 No. 1, April 2011
    • 1 April 2011
    ...O'Rourke v Camden London Borough Council [1998] AC 188, 193-4 (Lord Hoffmann). See also Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2001] 2 AC 619, 652 (Lord Slynn); A-G (NZ) v Daniels [2003] 2 NZLR 742, 767-8 [87]-[88] (Keith J for Keith, Blanchard, Tipping, McGrath and Anderson (193) Cutl......
  • Government liability in negligence.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 32 No. 1, April 2008
    • 1 April 2008
    ...Barrett v Enfield London Borough Council [2001] 2 AC 550, 586 (Lord Hutton); Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2001] 2 AC 619, 652-3 (Lord (159) (2001) 206 CLR 512, 633-4. Actually, his Honour said that it would be unusual to construct a common law duty to exercise a 'power' unles......
  • THE PROMISE OF UNIVERSALITY
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2013, December 2013
    • 1 December 2013
    ...1 QB 1166; Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire[1989] AC 53; Stovin v Wise[1996] AC 923; Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough Council[2001] 2 AC 619; Barrett v Enfield London Borough Council[2001] 2 AC 550; D v East Berkshire Community NHS Trust[2005] 2 AC 373 and Van Colle v Chief Consta......
  • Where the Action Is: Macro and Micro Justice in Contract Law
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 83-4, July 2020
    • 1 July 2020
    ...( Spring vGuardian Assuranceplc [1995] 2 AC 296), and diagnosis of special needs cases(Phelps vHillingdon London Borough Council [2001] 2 AC 619) that the claimants exhibited asevere dependency on the defendants, who knew (or perhaps ought to have known) of the riskof potential harm by thei......
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