HI i will try and help
in what court was the appeal heard?
also did you incur legal costs, and if so how much?
I dealt with this entirely on my own and did not incur any legal costs.
so, other than the stress was there any other loss?
also can you let me know the appeal court?
I am sorry but I need to go away from the computer for a few hours. If you reply to my last questions wen I return i will check in and come back to you.
I am back. sorry for the delay
I presume your last "No" was the reply to my question "was there other loss". If I have misunderstood let me know.
In my view there are a few issues that mean that a "Counter claim" against the Council would be difficult.Firstly the Council case may have been ultimately unsuccessful, but whilst misguided it may not be spurious. They may have got it wrong but it is for the judge to decide the case,and they may have had some element of grounds. Secondly the lack of real and ascertainable financial loss means it is difficult what you would be suing for. Usually in a civil action the losing party pays the winning parties legal costs, but there is no element attributed for stress and anxiety (rightly or wrongly). It is just part of the civil process.
If the stress and anxiety affected you physically/psychologically (i.e you have been to the doctors and been prescribed something for it) and there was an element of malice on the actions of the Council or council members that one would consider to be unreasonable, I suppose there could technically bring and action for persona injury but it is a bit of a long shot.
I am sorry that this may not be what you wished to hear but I hope I have been of some help
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