In a case where the extent to which the claimant had recovered from injury was in issue, the court concluded that a disparity between his appearance on surveillance footage and his presentation to medical experts did not mean that the claimant was exaggerating or being dishonest. There were no grounds to strike his claim out under Summers v Fairclough Homes Ltd  UKSC 26. The court awarded damages limited to the date by which the claimant had regained relatively normal function. Lucy Fazackerley explains the findings in Karapetianas v Kent and Sussex Loft Conversions Ltd (2017).
Six reported cases in three months give clear judicial guidance on when the court should/should not disapply the limitation period.
With effect from 20 March, Liz Truss's bombshell announcement made on 27 February has become reality and injury claims for future loss must now be dealt with on a minus 0.75% discount rate. This has resulted in very significant increases in the valuation of catastrophic and serious injury claims by virtue of the very significantly increased multipliers which come into play as a result of a…
Mark Fowles considers the recent judgment in JL -v- Archbishop Michael George Bowen and Scout Association  in which the Court of Appeal concluded that the trial judge had been wrong to disapply the limitation period.
The latest ASHE figures (the final figures for 2015 and the provisional figures for 2016) have been published today. Carolyn Plummer highlights the key data relevant to catastrophic injury claims handling and the impact on the next round of annual periodical payments due in December 2016 as a result of increasing care costs.
Beaumont & O’Neill v Ferrer
16 July 2014
On 8 June 2016 the European Commission published a ‘Roadmap’ document reviewing the ruling in Vnuk and raising a number of possible adaptions to the scope of Directive 2009/103/EC on motor insurance (“the Directive”) to address the extent of the impact of that ruling.
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