Steed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2002]

Facts

  • Following the Dunblane School Massacre, the Home Secretary banned firearms in the UK
  • Steed claimed compensation in private law for his guns

Issue

  • Could a private law claim be made in such a situation

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Although a public law right was being buy sandoz alprazolam asserted against a public authority, there was no exclusivity issue as the right specifically affected the claimant
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