References:  1 WLR 455
Coram: Lord Denning MR, Goff LJ
The court said of a claim that an award of £1000 for exemplary damages was too high: ‘In my opinion a sum awarded by the way of exemplary damages is not to be weighed in any scales. It is a question for the judge, having heard all the evidence, towards such sum as he thinks proper . .’
This case cites:
- Applied – Rookes v Barnard (No 1) HL ( AC 1129, Bailii,  UKHL 1)
The court set down the conditions for the award of exemplary damages. There are two categories. The first is where there has been oppressive or arbitrary conduct by a defendant. Cases in the second category are those in which the defendant’s conduct . .
This case is cited by:
- Cited – Design Progression Limited v Thurloe Properties Limited ChD (Times 02-Mar-04, Bailii,  EWHC 324 (Ch), Gazette 25-Mar-04,  1 WLR 1,  1 EGLR 121)
The tenant applied for a licence to assign. The landlord failed to reply, anticipating that delay would allow it to generate a better lease renewal.
Held: The delay was unreasonable and a breach of the landlord’s statutory duty, and was an act . .
Last Update: 04-Sep-15 Ref: 194088