AUGUST 2012

The Court of Appeal has recently declared that General Damages (otherwise known as ‘Pain Suffering and Loss of Amenity’) will be increased by 10% from 1 April 2013. This is something which should be seen as a bonus for Claimants who have historically in this Country seen very low awards for General damages.

However, the interplay with this and the Jackson reforms mean that the question of recoverability of Success Fees may negate any benefits in respect of this. Legal Practices are trying to come to terms with what they should do about recoverability of Success Fees and the announcement made by the Court of Appeal in Simmons v Castle (2012).

Charlotte Pegman and Eden Cocks, a dedicated Specialist Personal Injury Solicitor and Accredited Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), will wrestle with the challenges presented in 2013. Their main objective remains firmly one of securing the fairest and most reasonable level of compensation for their clients.

If you have been injured and require legal assistance as a result of an accident please do get in touch with Charlotte Pegman on cip@hpwsolicitors.co.uk or telephone 0208 735 9776 or Eden Cocks at ec@hpwsolicitors.co.uk or telephone 0208 735 9777.


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