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Ian Potter

Email: ian.potter@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0114 267 5633

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New discount rate for PI claims announced

As all PI litigators are aware, when victims of life-changing injuries accept lump sum compensation, the actual amount they receive is adjusted  down to take into account of the potential for investment gains following accelerated receipt of damages.

The discount rate has been set at 2.5% for over 15 years, during which time interest rates and gilt returns have plummeted. The government has today, announced, it is being reduced to minus 0.75%. This will have the effect of increasing awards for personal injury and clinical negligence cases.
The full press release is available here

 

19 Feb 2020

Unfair dismissal: whose reason is it anyway?

When the decision-maker's reason for dismissal is not the real reason.

12 Feb 2020

Budget 2020 predictions - what should we expect?

Here we consider what tax policy announcements we might expect in Sajid Javid’s first budget on 11 March 2020.

11 Feb 2020

Employment tribunal: a philosophical belief that men and women cannot change their sex is not protected

Judge finds views were incompatible with human decency and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others.