General damages

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Brexit: As of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5 August 2019. For...

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A. Orthopaedic Orthopaedic conditions affecting the bones, muscles and ligament structure. Common tests include: • central nervous system • cranial nerves • cervical...

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Elements of a fatal accident claim There are two different elements to a fatal accident claim: • the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 (LR(MP)A 1934) allows...

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Interest on general damages Entitlement A claimant is entitled to simple interest at a rate the court deems fit. The rate Interest on general damages is awarded at the...

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The Judicial College Guidelines can be accessed here: Judicial College Guidelines (formerly JSB Guidelines).

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Nature of the award A claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial employment. This award relates specifically to the loss...

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Produced in partnership with David Robinson of Thompsons Solicitors Brexit: As of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in...

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Advantages of collating medical records Organising medical records prior to instructing a medical expert has several benefits: • it can cut down on the time taken, and...

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General damages General damages comprise those heads of loss that are non-pecuniary and are not capable of precise calculation. The most common and important item of...

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Valuing the loss How should an injury be measured in a sum of money? After all no formula can calculate the value of the loss of an arm or of the sense of smell. A...

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Expert witnesses are instructed in personal injury claims to provide an opinion on medical and non-medical technical issues within their field of qualification. CPR 35...

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The nature of the award Where an injured person is disadvantaged in seeking employment in the labour market as a result of a residual disability resulting from an injury,...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

Practice Note

STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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