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W v Egdell; CA 9 Nov 1989

References: [1989] EWCA Civ 13, [1990] Ch 359
Links: Bailii
Coram: Bingham LJ
Bingham LJ said: ‘It has never been doubted that the circumstances here were such as to impose on Dr Egdell a duty of confidence owed to W. He could not lawfully sell the contents of his report to a newspaper . . Nor could he, without a breach of the law as well as professional etiquette, discuss the case in a learned article or in his memoirs or in gossiping with friends, unless he took appropriate steps to conceal the identity of W.’
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Re C (A Child) FC (Bailii, [2015] EWFC 79)
    There had been care proceedings as to C. The mother was treated by a psychiatrist, X, and an associate Y. They also prepared expert reports. M formally complained about X, and the charges having been dismissed, the doctors now sought disclosure of . .

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