Flint v Lovell: CA 1934

The Court considered the conditions for it to interfere with an assessment of damages at first instance.
Greer LJ said: ‘I think it right to say that this Court will be disinclined to reverse the finding of a trial judge as to the amount of damages merely because they think that if they had tried the case in the first instance they would have given a lesser sum. In order to justify reversing the trial judge on the question of the amount of damages it will generally be necessary that this Court should be convinced either that the judge acted upon some wrong principle of law, or that the amount awarded was so extremely high or so very small as to make it, in the judgment of this Court, an entirely erroneous estimate of the damage to which the plaintiff is entitled.’

Greer LJ
[1935] 1 KB 354, 51 TLR 127, (1934) 152 LT 231, [1934] All ER 200, (1934) 104 LJKB 199
England and Wales
Cited by:
ApprovedRose v Ford HL 1937
Damages might be recovered for a loss of expectation of life. A claim for loss of expectation of life survived under the Act of 1934, and was not a claim for damages based on the death of a person and so barred at common law.
Lord Wright . .

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Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.654040