Without the information I asked for I can only give you a general answer but I hope this helps.
However, I can say that I’m afraid they are not going to be investigated for misconduct in public office.
Apart from anything else, I’m not sure a social worker is really a “public officer” and there is certainly no evidence of remuneration.
This is just a decision or course of action with which you disagree. I understand and there may be other remedies but misconduct in public office is not one.
If you give me more information about it then I would be able to offer more.
I am sorry but I have to tell you the truth.
Do remember that I can only give you my opinion.
Another lawyer may have a different opinion. Litigation needs at least 2 parties and neither goes to court expecting to lose.
Nonetheless, one of them does, even though they have been told by their respective legal advisers that they have a good chance of success.
If there was a black-and-white answer to every legal problem there would be no need for anything to ever proceed to court.
The ultimate decision comes from a county court judge in a civil case or from the magistrate in a criminal case heard in the magistrates court or the jury in Crown Court.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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