Perma-Soil UK Ltd v Williams and another

Public office – Abuse of. The Mercantile Court dismissed the claimant company's claim for damages for misfeasance in public office. Although there had been an exercise of power by a public officer, that exercise had not been unlawful, there had been no intent to injure, the conduct had not been unlawful and it had not caused any loss to the claimant.

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