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Woodland v Essex County Council judgment: the reaction

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30 Oct 2013

Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP partner Roy Woollard gives his views in regards to the very important Supreme Court judgment of Woodland v Essex County Council for an article in Local Government Lawyer.

Roy comments: "One critical issue for local authorities will be whether this duty will be owed to children in foster care. Of the five criteria set down, the question will be whether the council has a 'duty to perform' the foster-caring function or if it is just arranging its performance. One for the courts to decide, quite soon, quite possibly"

To read the full article, please click here to be diverted to the Local Government Lawyer website.

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