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Barrymore entitled to more than nominal damages for unlawful arrest

Parker v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2017] EWHC 2140 (QB)

Related Member(s):
Hugh Tomlinson QC, Lorna Skinner
Related Practice Area(s):
Human Rights, Public Law, Police Law

The Court held that the claimant, Michael Barrymore, was entitled to more than nominal damages as a result of his unlawful arrest. It was concluded that the evidence suggested that if the unlawful arrest had not occurred, another of the officers that were present would have arrested the claimant unlawfully.

Hugh Tomlinson QC and Lorna Skinner were involved in this case.