Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 235 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Simon Brown, Waller and Sedley LJJ

Representation Desmond Browne QC and Lucy Moorman (instructed by Peter Carter-Ruck) for the claimant.
  Victoria Sharp QC (instructed by Olswang) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 28 January 2002


Libel and slander - Damages - Assessment - Aggravated damages - Libel in newspaper - Judge suggesting to jury a bracket for damages - Jury awarding sum outside upper end of suggested bracket - Whether award of damages excessive - Whether Court of Appeal should overturn award - Courts and Legal Services Act 1980, s 8.

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