There have been loads of decided cases on the subject of when and whether you can claim for the hassle and metal anguish caused by your predicament. Many of them contradictory. The law could even change with a decision of the Supreme Court.
But what I recommend is that you ensure it is not your case that goes there as that could be expensive. Instead the county court and High Court are likely to deal with any claim by (or against) you by applying the general principles set out in Chapter 25.
* Do check posts on this blog for any legal developments since this chapter was originally published.
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