Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 383 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Sullivan J

Representation Richard Clayton QC and Jenni Richard (instructed by Tyrer Roxborough) for the claimants.
  Hilton Harrop Griffith (instructed by John Cawston) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 25 October 2002

Catchwords

Damages and compensation - Assessment of damages - Quantification - Damages for breach of Convention rights - Just satisfaction - s 8 - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 3, 8

The Case

The court gave guidance as to the quantum of damages to be awarded under s8 of the and in the instant case, which concerned the failure by a local authority to provide accommodation, in breach of art8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, held that a useful comparator could be found in awards made by ombudsmen in maladministration cases.

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