Crook v Chief Constable of Essex Police

Equity – Breach of confidence. The claimant brought a claim for damages against the defendant Chief Constable of Essex Police arising from a press release by Essex Police. The Queens Bench Division held that the release of the information had not been reasonably necessary and proportionate in all the circumstances of the case and the claimant was awarded damages, including £57,750 special damages for loss of earnings.

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