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Ian Potter

Email: ian.potter@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0114 267 5633

Position: Partner

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

 

18 Sep 2019

Safer working practices for those working with children and young people in education

Recent changes to non-statutory guidance produced by the Safer Recruitment Consortium

17 Sep 2019

Wrigleys Solicitors and SSAT jointly respond to the Government's education policies

Why schools might be cautiously optimistic going into the new year.

12 Sep 2019

Wrigleys Private Client Solicitor named as one of the UK's 'Top 35 Under 35' 2019

Private Client advisor Lucy Hargreaves is celebrating her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.