Commissioner of Police for Metropolis v Gerald: CA 10 Jun 1998

Damages for distress falling short of physical injury should be recovered as an element of any aggravated damages, not as part of the basic award. A failure to discipline a police officer responsible for the injury was not capable of aggravating the claim.


Times 26-Jun-1998, [1998] EWCA Civ 946


England and Wales

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CitedIndependent Assessor v O’Brien, Hickey, Hickey CA 29-Jul-2004
The claimants had been imprisoned for many years before their convictions were quashed. They claimed compensation under the Act. The assessor said that there should be deducted from the award the living expenses they would have incurred if they had . .
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Personal Injury, Police, Damages

Updated: 19 November 2022; Ref: scu.80800