|S v Gloucestershire County Council  FLR 825
Appeal allowed against the striking out of a claim by a child alleging sexual abuse by foster parents - H v Norfolk overruled.
|For the Claimant|
|W v Essex County Council, H of L  2 WLR 601 and C.A. (1998) 3 WLR 534
House of Lords consideration of liability of a local authority for the placement of a foster child with a foster family, issue as to whether parents primary or secondary victims in respect of psychiatric damage.
|Hall (Arthur J S & Co) v Simons (a firm) (2000) HL
Lawyers' negligence, advocates' immunity from suit abolished.
|An NHS Trust v D & Ors  2 FLR 677 - Four general principles applied to the court's consideration of an application that involved the non-resuscitation of a severely disabled child in the event of a respiratory and/or cardiac failure and/or arrest: (i) the court's prime and paramount consideration must be for the best interests of the child; (ii) the court had a clear duty for respect for the sanctity of human life; (iii) a course aimed at terminating life or accelerating death could not be approved; and (iv) there could be no question of a court directing a doctor to provide treatment which the doctor was unwilling to give and which was contrary to that doctor's clinical judgment.