North and East Devon Health Authority, ex p Coughlan [1999] 47 BMLR 27 (QBD)

Legitimate expectation – home for life – human rights – nursing care

It was an unlawful breach of a legitimate expectation, and a breach of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, for a health authority to break a promise to provide a resident with a home for life at a particular establishment unless there were overriding competing public interests.

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