Non-pecuniary Damages In The United Kingdom Jurisdiction

The institution of non-pecuniary damage in the legislation and jurisprudence of the United Kingdom emerged decades ago. Since England was the largest colonial power, the principles of Anglo-Saxon legal system are dominating in many states. In contrast to Eastern model, the current legal system has a substantially different basis of liability depending on the intentional or negligent actions caused the harm. In the first case, the purpose of legal redress for harm has a free nature, in the second – the compensation one. Under UK law it is impossible to demand compensation for moral damages in the absence of suffering (experience) or damage to property. (more…)