Coxon v Flintshire County Council: CA 13 Feb 2001

The guidelines on damages for psychiatric damage did not apply to the damages claims of those who had been subjected to sexual abuse whilst children in local authority care homes. The injury in these cases was of a different character, and the Judicial Studies Board guidance could not be applied simply. In these cases there was often suffering over many years, and the injury was not a compounding of a pre-existing condition.


Times 13-Mar-2001, Gazette 29-Mar-2001, [2001] EWCA Civ 302




England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedA v The Archbishop of Birmingham QBD 30-Jun-2005
Assessment of damages following child abuse by Catholic priest.
Held: General damages of andpound;50,000 were in line with Coxon and were approved. A had not been shown to be, and is not, incapable of managing his affairs. The court differed . .
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Personal Injury, Damages

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.79589