X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services #2
Attorney General on Jersey threatens unprecedented intervention in the largest personal injury claim in British legal history:
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.