Johnson v Steele and others

Practice – Damages. The proceedings arose out of a defamation action. The defendants were in breach of an unless order and were consequently debarred from defending the claim. Leave was given to enter judgment against those defendants. The claimant applied for aggravated damages. The Queen's Bench Division held that, in the circumstances, it was entirely appropriate that there should be an award of aggravated damages and, accordingly, awarded £70,000 by way of compensatory and aggravated damages.

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