- 'Woolwich type' restitution claim against Police succeeds (Ipswich Town FC v Suffolk Constabulary)
- Original news
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- How did the restitution and monies paid under mistake of law arise in this case?
- What is a Woolwich type of restitution claim?
- The authorities since Woolwich
- Why did the judge here consider the police demands for payment to be a Woolwich type case?
- Restitution based on mistake
- Limitation and the two causes of action
- Compound or simple interest?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: The High Court has allowed Ipswich Town Football Club to recover from Suffolk Constabulary for police services provided for which the police had no lawful basis to charge. The claims succeeded both in restitution as a ‘Woolwich type of claim’ and on the basis that the club had made the payments pursuant to a mistake of law. Those causes of action were complementary, not mutually exclusive and it was for the club to determine which to choose.
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