London Borough of Haringey v Emile [2020] MHLO 70 (CC)

Unlawful DOL damages The local authority commenced proceedings seeking payment of £80,913.38 outstanding care fees, and were successful, but ended up also being ordered to pay damages of £130,000 (uplifted to £143,000) for 7 years and 10 months of unlawful deprivation of liberty, and costs following their refusal of an offer to settle. It appealed from the District Judge to a Circuit Judge, unsuccessfully.


Thanks to Sophy Miles (Doughty Street Chambers) for providing the judgment.


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  • Deprivation of liberty🔍
  • Unlawful detention cases🔍

Date: 18/12/20🔍

Court: County court🔍



  • London Borough of Haringey🔍
  • Irene Emile🔍

Citation number(s):

  • [2020] MHLO 70 (CC)

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Published: 11/2/21 23:06

Cached: 2024-04-25 05:04:27