From: Hedley, Steve <>
Date: 22/05/2015 11:25:31 UTC
Subject: Damages for invasion of privacy

In case it is of interest:

Case Law: Gulati v MGN Ltd, A landmark decision on the quantum of privacy damage” by Hugh Tomlinson QC and Sara Mansoori

The judgment in the Mirror Phone Hacking damages case of Gulati v MGN Ltd ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)) deals with a wide range of legal and factual issues.  This post deals in detail with only three: the principles on which damages for misuse of private information are assessed, whether it was appropriate to make only one award of damages per claimant and the quantum of damages in privacy cases in general.  It was Mr Justice Mann’s decision in favour of the claimants on the first two points which led to the very substantial awards of damages in this case which are summarised below …



Steve Hedley

School of Law

University College Cork