The court agreed the settlement figure put forward by the LA. Sir Mark Hedley said that this case "raised some important questions both about liability and damages under the HRA 1998 but also about the risks or cost of protecting the vulnerable. Many would think that no couple should have had to undergo this highly intrusive move upon their personal privacy yet such move was in its essentials entirely lawful and properly motivated. ... [It was] part of the inevitable price that must be paid to have a regime of effective safeguarding."
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