X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services
David Platt QC commences the largest personal injury claim in British legal history as child abuse victims in Jersey sue the Minister for Health & Social Services for £238 million. He is retained as leading advisory counsel to BCR Law in Jersey to assist Advocate David Benest in X Children v the Minister for Health. The trial is scheduled to last some 8 weeks. As well as complex medical and care evidence, the claims involve a consideration of the law on discount rates and multipliers in assessing future loss. The Defendants seek to argue that the principles in Wells v Wells and Simon v Helmot should no longer be followed given developments in England and Wales and will therefore break important new ground. Detailed actuarial, economic, investment and accountancy evidence will all be called.
Links to press coverage can be found here:
- Jersey Evening Post – Two abuse victims sue States for £238 million