Tuesday, July 31, 2012

General damages in personal injury cases to rise by 10% on 1 April 2013

I see that the Lord Chief Justice has just announced in the case of Simmons v Castle that general damages in personal injury and other cases will rise by 10% from 1 April 2013. Specifically, he said: "Accordingly, we take this opportunity to declare that, with effect from 1 April 2013, the proper level of general damages for (i) pain, suffering and loss of amenity in respect of personal injury, (ii) nuisance, (iii) defamation and (iv) all other torts which cause suffering, inconvenience or distress  to individuals, will be 10% higher than previously."

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