Court agrees additional 10% interest on unlawful detention award
Mohammed v Home Office  EWHC 3051 (QB)
- Related Member(s):
- Chris Buttler QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
- Queen’s Bench Division
The claimant was unlawfully detained by the Home Office for a total of 445 days, and awarded damages of £78,500 at an interest rate of 2%. This case was an application for an enhanced interest rate pursuant to the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, r 36.17(4).
The Court accepted this argument and awarded an additional amount of 10% to the award of damages and interest. Significantly, the judge awarded 6% over base interest on both damages and costs.
Chris Buttler was involved in this case.