Quantum: Maximising damages in brain injury cases

Nigel Cooksley QC and Rosalie Snocken identify the problem areas and advise against settling too early ‘If funds can be made available then do not “make do”. Even if there is a compromise on liability due to litigation risk or contributory negligence, obtain an interim payment, engage a case manager and put into effect the …
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Quantum: Periodical payments to a foreign jurisdiction

Ian Peters and Richard Cropper discuss the comlexities of a recent settlement ‘This is a tragic case and Barbara’s life has been changed forever. However the efforts of her legal team have allowed Barbara to return to home to the love and affection of her family.’ This article explains the case of a Brazilian national …
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Discount Rate: The longest wait

Julian Matthews reviews the current position in England in light of the decision of the Privy Council in Helmot v Simon ‘The outcome of Helmot v Simon [2012] has been recently reviewed in the Privy Council. What has happened in that case may well have some interesting pointers to the forthcoming debate to be held …
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Quantum: Drafting a schedule in a serious clinical negligence case

Stuart Mckechnie gives practical tips on how to optimise claims ‘Traditionally, the costs of commercial care have increased year-on-year at a higher rate than conventional inflation.’The schedule of loss is the most important quantum document in any serious clinical negligence case. This article provides guidance on how to construct such a schedule and maximise the …
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