Man drops legal action over trauma

A man who was seeking £400,000 damages
from Hammersmith and Fulham Council has dropped his legal action,
the council said in a statement earlier this week.

James claimed he was left traumatised by the ordeal of being moved
from one foster family to another, which his lawyers said triggered
a severe personality disorder in later years.

By the
age of three he had already been placed with three foster families,
none of whom felt able to adopt him for personal or health reasons.
He was eventually placed with a couple in their fifties but when
they could no longer cope with him, spent the rest of his childhood
in children’s homes.

spokesperson for Hammersmith and Fulham said that after the hearing
was completed and the full facts were heard, his lawyers asked the
judge for the matter to be withdrawn.


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