Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 30 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Pill, Laws LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Representation Henry Spooner (instructed by George Ide Phillips) for the claimant.
  Sarah Paneth (instructed by Wynne Baxter, Lewes) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 3 October 2002


Tort - Assault - Misfeasance in public office - Action against police - Whether verdicts of jury could be challenged.

The Case

In an action against the police, it had been perverse for a jury to find that the claimant's allegations of assault and misfeasance in public office had been made out, and judgment against the defendant in respect of those claims would therefore be set aside.

Practice Areas

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