Tag Archives: Damages

CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS: RECENT CASES AND THE EFFECT OF OGDEN 8: WEBINAR 9TH SEPTEMBER 2020

On the 9th September 2020 I am presenting a webinar on loss of earnings. This webinar  looks at recent cases in relation to loss of earnings, and what they can tell us about evidence and the judicial approach to these claims. It also looks at the various factors set out in the latest Ogden Tables.  […]

THE 8TH EDITION OF THE ‘OGDEN TABLES’ AND THEIR PRACTICAL IMPACT: WEBINAR 31ST JULY 2020

I am presenting a webinar on the 31st July 2020 dealing with the new Actuarial Tables.   THE CONTENT   The government’s new ‘Actuarial Tables’ were published on 17th July 2020. The webinar takes us through the significant changes introduced by the 8th edition of the tables. What are the “Actuarial Tables” and what purpose to do […]

CLAIMS FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES, CARE AND WORK AROUND THE HOME: WEBINAR 23RD JULY 2020

On the 23rd July 2020 I am conducting a webinar “Claims for Medical Expenses, Care and Work around the Home”.  This webinar looks at damages in relation to medical expenses and care. It covers the whole range of care claims, from the relatively modest injury to the severely disabled claimant. THE WEBINAR This webinar looks […]

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER: WEBINAR 31ST MARCH 2020

On the 31st March I am giving a webinar on Social Media and the Personal Injury Lawyer.  This webinar looks at two things in detail (i) The ways in which PI lawyers can use social media as a resource to keep up to date in both law and procedure. (Links to useful, blogs, Twitter accounts […]

WEBINARS: (1) LOSS OF EARNINGS (2) COURT FEES – AVOIDING THE PITFALLS: TWO PLUGS

Just a brief reminder of two webinars this month: one on loss of earnings, the other on court fees and associated issues. CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS This webinar “Claims for loss of earnings: law, procedure and evidence, prove it or lose it” is on the 10th September 2019. The webinar will cover: The law […]

HOW MUCH SHOULD A LEG COST? DETAILED CONSIDERATION OF SUITABILITY OF PROSTHETICS

Originally posted on Zenith PI: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IN PRACTICE:
In Swift v Carpenter [2018] EWHC 2060 (QB) Mrs Justice Lambert carried out a detailed consideration of the value and cost of prosthetic legs.   It is unusual for this issue to be considered at length and the judgment is worth reading for that issue alone. …

LOSS OF EARNINGS: CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE AND CAUSATION

The need to prove that a claim for loss of earnings arises from the negligence complained of can be overlooked. A failure to consider the key issue of causation can lead to claims being made which, ultimately, cannot be proven.   An example of this can be seen in the decision of Mr Justice Nicol […]

LOSS OF EARNINGS:THE BADLY INJURED CHILD AND PENSION LOSS

This blog has looked before at the approach that judges take when assessing loss of earnings in cases of badly injured young children.  This issue was considered in the judgment of Mrs Justice Cox in Manna -v- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 2279 (QB).  There is an interesting, and important, issue relating […]

DAMAGES ASSESSED ON A LOSS OF CHANCE BASIS: INTERESTING COURT OF APPEAL OBSERVATIONS AND A ROUND UP OF THE RELEVANT CASES

In Lillington -v- Ministry of Defence [2015] EWCA Civ 775 the Court of Appeal made some interesting observations in relation to damages for loss of chance of career promotion.  The court was somewhat sceptical about the (joint) submissions that damages for future loss of earnings could not be considered on a “loss of chance” basis […]

THE OGDEN TABLES -v- SMITH & MANCHESTER: A COURT OF APPEAL DECISION ON LOSS OF EARNINGS

In Billett -v- Ministry of Defence [2015] EWCA Civ 773 the Court of Appeal overturned a decision that future loss of earnings should be determined by the “Ogden tables” approach and replaced it with the more traditional Smith -v- Manchester approach. Lord Justice Jackson sets out a detailed explanation of the “calculation” of a Smith […]