Stockbroker wins £22,000 damages for paternity deceit – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2007 in damages, news, paternity by sally

“A wealthy stockbroker whose former girlfriend deceived him into believing he had fathered her son was awarded £22,400 damages against her in the high court yesterday. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Britain, the man, 63, known only as Mr A for legal reasons, claimed compensation for the emotional hurt of thinking he was the father when he was not. He also claimed for being significantly out of pocket after paying for the child’s maintenance and his fees at Charterhouse school.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2007