Damages claims: The benevolence exception – where does the law stand?

Laura Swaine reviews whether payments made by third parties can be offset in fatal accident claims ‘As the law stands any payment made to the claimant from a JustGiving or public fund set up in aid of the claimant falls within the benevolence exception and is not deducted from any personal injury settlement.’ In recent …
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Cases Referenced

  • Arnup v MW White Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 447
  • Bradburn v Great Western Railway Co (1874) LR 10 Ex 1
  • Hussain v New Taplow Paper Mills Ltd [1998] AC 514
  • Longden v British Coal Corporation [1997] UKHL 52
  • McCamley v Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd [1990] 1 WLR 963
  • Parry v Cleaver [1969] UKHL 2
  • Pirelli General plc & ors v Gaca [2004] EWCA Civ 373
  • Redpath v Belfast and County Down Railway [1947] NI 167