Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of STEPHEN MILLER) v INDEPENDENT ASSESSOR (2009)

PUBLISHED June 19, 2009

[2009] EWCA Civ 609

An assessment of compensation for loss of liberty following a miscarriage of justice was remitted to the independent assessor for re-assessment where he had erred in law by failing to make proper use of the civil law awards for comparable torts and arrived at an award which was irrationally low.

CA (Civ Div) (Mummery LJ, Lloyd LJ, Sir Paul Kennedy)