X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services #2
David Platt QC has been retained as advisory counsel for child abuse victims in Jersey who are suing the Minister for Health & Social Services for £238 million. He is assisting Advocate David Benest of BCR Legal in X Children v the Minister for Health. The trial is scheduled to last some 8 weeks and commenced on 11 June 2018. 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.
Attorney General on Jersey threatens unprecedented intervention in the largest personal injury claim in British legal history: