Case Law: Cooper v Turrell – the assessment of damages for libel and misuse of private information – Hugh Tomlinson QC

6 01 2012

On 12 December 2011 Mr Justice Tugendhat gave judgment on the assessment of damages in three actions by Matthew Cooper and Imaginatik plc (“the Company”) against Mark Turrell ([2011] EWHC 3269 (QB)).  The case provides an interesting example of the court’s approach to the assessment of damages for misuse of private information and their relationship to libel damages.   Mr Cooper was awarded privacy damages of £30,000 and, in addition, libel damages of £50,000.  The Company was awarded damages for breach of confidence of £10,000 and libel damages of £30,000. Read the rest of this entry »