*Yapp v Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Employment – Contract. The judge found that the defendant Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (the FCO) withdrawal of the claimant as British High Commissioner in Belize had been a breach of his contract and the common law duty of care. He awarded damages, including for his depressive illness. The FCO appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division dismissed the challenge to the judge's findings of breach of contract and causation. However, it found that the judge had erred in finding that it had been reasonably foreseeable that the FCO's conduct might lead him to develop psychiatric illness.

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