August 2019

Re F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal) – Unexplained Injuries: Less a case of “Who did what?” and more a case of ” Did anyone do anything?”

In May 2019, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal by the father of a 6 month old child F, against a finding that he inflicted harm upon the child. The child presented with petechial haemorrhaging of a pattern that the experts had never encountered before, and which they could not explain. The case gives Continue reading

The Discount Rate in Personal Injury Claims: What, Why and How

On 15th July 2019 the Government announced a change to the calculation of personal injury compensation. From 5th August the “discount rate” applied in compensation calculations will be raised from -0.75% to -0.25%. The announcement has been met with slight relief by those acting for Claimants and with displeasure from insurance companies who are, in Continue reading