Simmons v Castle fiasco


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I mentioned the other day some of the anomalies thrown up by the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment that general damages should be increased by 10% where judgment is given after 1 April 2013.

Kerry Underwood has now drafted a comprehensive, and masterful, analysis of some of the problem issues and this can be read on the Litigation Futures website. This is absolutely essential reading for all litigators and not just those directly involved in costs.

However, he concludes the article with the sweet sounding words: “Oh, to be a costs lawyer now that Jackson is near!”.


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