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Whether charities liable for damage caused by protesters depends on factual connections, says expert

FOCUS: Companies can find themselves the subject of protests which cause costly damage, but can they sue protesters? The Supreme Court has laid out some of the logic it would use to rule on a claim, though it did not find a charity liable in this case. 09 Mar 2015

Supreme Court backs existing test for calculating 'equitable compensation'

Lenders can only be compensated for actual losses that stem from a breach of trust in commercial transactions, the Supreme Court has confirmed. 11 Nov 2014

Timing of mosquito season influences calculation of damages in breach of confidence case

The timing of the mosquito season in two African countries helped a mosquito net manufacturer avoid liability for damages owed for accelerated entry into market of a product developed using a rival's confidential information. 24 Oct 2014

Former police officer's damages award accounted for data breach distress, rules NI court

A former police officer's claim for a £20,000 damages award to be significantly increased to reflect the distress he suffered as a result of the theft of his sensitive personal data has been rejected by a court in Northern Ireland. 22 Sep 2014