- Court of Appeal reappraises calculation formula in Roberts v Johnstone (Manna v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
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- Why is the case important? What key issues did it raise in relation to damages, settlement and costs?
- What did the court decide and does the judgment help clarify the law in this area?
- What are the common issues and remaining grey areas in this area of law?
- Is the judgment in line with trends in this area? Are there any emerging trends? What are your predictions for the future?
- What should lawyers take away from this? What should they advise their clients
Personal Injury analysis: Derek Sweeting QC and Richard Baker, both barristers at 7BR Chambers, examine the significance of the Court of Appeal decision in the Manna case where the court declined to amend the multiplier adopted in a Roberts v Johnstone calculation for the purchase of an additional home where the severely disabled claimant could spend time with his father.
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