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Flawed decision-making and false imprisonment damages

Flawed decision-making and false imprisonment damages
Published on: 21 January 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Flawed decision-making and false imprisonment damages
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  • What was the key factual background to the claim?
  • How did the HO defend the detention and are there any lessons to be drawn?
  • What was notable about the basis on which the detention was found to be unlawful?
  • Did the HO dispute entitlement to damages even if the detention was unlawful?
  • How did the judge approach the quantum of damages for false imprisonment?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the other heads of damage awarded in the judgment?
  • Are there any other lessons that can be drawn from the case?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: Doughty Street’s Mark Henderson considers the case in which a flawed decision by the Home Office to detain a young asylum seeker lead to the claimant being awarded damages totalling £23,292.50 with uplift. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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