Steed v Secretary of State for Home Office: CA 1 May 1998

The plaintiff claimed compensation after surrendering his firearm and ammunition. There had been a long delay in processing the claim, and he sued. The Home Office entered a defence denying that there was any obligation to process claims within a reasonable time, and further denying that there was a statutory duty to pay the sum, and that any complaint was solely justiciable in judicial review proceedings.
Held: The defendants appeal was denied.
[1998] EWCA Civ 762
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromSteed v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 26-May-2000
The claimant surrendered guns and ammunition under the 1997 Act, and was due to be compensated. His claim was not settled, and he commenced an action in the County Court for the sums claimed. The defendant denied any duty to pay up within a . .

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