Bearmans Ltd v Metropolitan Police District Receiver: CA 1961

Sellers LJ said: ‘The second plaintiffs had paid some andpound;5,000 for that theft; and for their respective losses these plaintiffs sought to recover damages under the Riot (Damages) Act, 1886’
The court considered that a liberal approach was appropriate for the admissibility of hearsay evidence in civil proceedings.


Sellers LJ, Devlin LJ


[1961] 1 WLR 634, [1961] 1 All ER 384


Riot (Damages) Act 1886


England and Wales

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CitedBedfordshire Police Authority v Constable and others ComC 20-Jun-2008
The authority insured its primary liability for compensation under the 1886 Act through the claimants and the excess of liability through re-insurers. The parties sought clarification from the court of the respective liabilities of the insurance . .
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Police, Damages, Evidence

Updated: 05 May 2022; Ref: scu.270269