Award of 20,000 in Damages for Family Unlawfully Evicted

Anthony Katz obtained an award of £20,000 in general, aggravated and exemplary damages for a family unlawfully evicted whilst their son was receiving chemotherapy.

The Court found that, whilst violence was not used to evict the family, the particularly distressing feature of the son's treatment attracted a high-end tariff and made an award of £350 per night for the initial 13 days in which the family was excluded from the property.  Thereafter, an award of £150 per night was made for a period of 77 days in which the family was staying in temporary accommodation.  The Court further awarded £2,000 in aggravated damages and £2,000 in exemplary damages.