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Damages for MPI – Part 2 – Aggravated and exemplary damages and claims for special damage

Last week I looked at the basic principles of general damages in claims for the misuse of private information (“MPI”).  Below is a basic overview of how claims for aggravated and exemplary damages along with pecuniary loss are dealt with in MPI…

Damages for Misuse of Private Information – Part 1: General Damages

Introduction

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the principles involved in

R (Bridges) v Chief Constable South Wales Police

Last week saw the case of R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police return before the Court of Appeal. The case concerns police use of automated facial recognition (AFR) software and the delicate balance between the public interest in effective…

R (Hans Husson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 329

In the case of R (Hans Husson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 329 the Court of Appeal was tasked with deciding two questions of some significance. The first of those questions related to whether or not…

Public Sector & Human Rights: Education Briefing

One of the key issues now facing the country revolves around when and if schools should reopen. At times the debate has appeared to pit Central Government against Local Authorities, teachers against parents, and doctors against scientists.

Few people, however, have examined…

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