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News & Events: February 2017

Change in the discount rate for personal injury damages

News | 27th Feb 2017

The government has today announced its landmark change to the discount rate for personal injury damages, from the current 2.5% to -0.75%. The change to a negative discount rate will have immediate and extensive repercussions for high value future loss calculations. Steven Snowden QC, Patrick Blakesley, Andrew Davis and Adam Taylor discuss the likely impact of […]

Steven Snowden QC and Adam Taylor discuss the government’s proposals for the future of soft tissue claims and small personal injuries claims

Articles | 24th Feb 2017

Yesterday the government published its proposals for the reform of whiplash claims. The proposals build on earlier governmental reforms aimed at tackling the problem of “minor, exaggerated and fraudulent” RTA whiplash claims, such as the fixed cost medical reports provided for by CPR rule 45.29I(2A). The government cites statistics that 90% of RTA personal injury […]

Andrew Smith QC to join Ogden Tables working party

News | 14th Feb 2017

Andrew Smith QC has been invited to join the working party in respect of the Ogden Tables. When government funding is available, work will commence on the 8th Edition of the tables.

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