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CASE REPORT (Part 1): Marsh v Ministry of Justice [2017] EWHC 1040 (QB)

30 August 2017  

Stress at work, psychiatric injury, disciplinary investigations

Following a 15-day trial before Thirlwall LJ (as she now is; she was promoted to the Court of Appeal during the course of the litigation), the Ministry of Justice was found liable for prolonging a disciplinary investigation and accompanying suspension against the claimant prison officer (Marsh v Ministry of Justice [2017]). These failings were found to have caused the premature termination of the claimant’s career due to psychiatric injury. He was awarded over £286,000.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Marsh v Ministry of Justice [2017] EWHC 1040 (QB)

    Parry v Cleaver [1969] UKHL 2

    Warriner v Warriner [2002] EWCA Civ 81

Last modified on 25 September 2017