Baby P's father has compensation cut from 75,000 to 50,000

Libel damages are intended to “compensate the victim rather than punish the perpetrator”, the Lord Chief Justice has said.

Lord Judge was ruling at the Court of Appeal in two cases, one involving New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns and the other the father of Baby P, who has remained anonymous but sued for libel after he was accused in The People of being a rapist.

Lord Judge said the allegations against Baby P’s father, known as KC, were “completely untrue” and the tabloid blamed them on a blunder, in that Baby P’s maternal grandfather, not KC, had raped a 14-year-old girl.

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Jean Yves

IICJ

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