This case relates to unlawful retrospective reductions in solar power tariff rates.  In the High Court QBD on 9 July 2014, Coulson J handed down judgment in the case of Breyer Group Plc & Ors v. Department of Energy and Climate Change [2014] EWHC 2257 (QB).  A large number of solar supply-chain businesses established their right in principle to recover substantial damages in relation to the government’s attempts to make unlawful retrospective changes to the Feed-in Tariff Scheme in 2011. This case breaks significant new ground in establishing human rights liability in damages for public authorities where possessions are “interfered with” by Government proposals.