Court of Appeal overturns stress at work award for diplomat

Yapp v Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Court of Appeal, 21/10/2014

Andrew Cousins reviews the latest in a recent line of decisions on stress at work.  The Court of Appeal overturned an award made at first instance to the High Commissioner of Belize for psychiatric injury and in doing so helpfully set out the caselaw governing remoteness of damage in contract and tort.

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Ian Macalister


I have a special interest and expertise in employer's liability and occupational disease claims. I lead a team of 35 fee earners acting for composite insurers, as well as self-insured undertakings.