PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—August 2020 [Archived]

The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—August 2020 [Archived]
  • Ogden 8
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • APIL/FOIL guidance for Best Practice For Mutual Co-Operation
  • ABI/ACSO Statement of Intent
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) clinical negligence claims protocol
  • Medco lifts ban on remote medical examinations
  • Courts
  • CPR updates
  • CPR PD 22—statements of truth
  • More...

PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—August 2020 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note is a summary of the key legal developments of relevance to personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners as of August 2020. For the most recent horizon scanner, reference should be made to PI and Clinical Negligence horizon scanning—overview.

Ogden 8

On 17 July 2020, the Government Actuary’s Department published the eighth edition of the Ogden Tables. In this new edition, the explanatory notes have been completely rewritten and expanded to cover pension loss claims and periodical payment orders. The actuarial tables have been revised to use updated mortality assumptions and to cover a wider range of retirement ages.

The main changes contained in Ogden 8 are:

  1. the expansion of the life expectancy section in Section A and​​ new guidance and examples on the interpolation of multipliers and calculating split multipliers for variable losses

  2. revision of Section B which incorporates new guidance on when and how to depart from the ​​suggested Table A–D reduction factors

  3. the creation of a​​​ new Section C, which deals with the application of the tables to pension loss claims

  4. Section D has been simplified and re-written after the decision in Knauer v Ministry of Justice on the application of the tables to claims made under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

  5. new Section

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