8 August 2012Print This Post

Things fall apart – Jackson, 10% and the Court of Appeal

Renowned costs expert Kerry Underwood outlines the many unjust scenarios that could flow from the Court of Appeal’s recent declaration that damages will be increased by 10% from 1 April 2013

The answer has now come from the Court of Appeal.


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One Response to “Things fall apart – Jackson, 10% and the Court of Appeal”

  1. Having had a specialist Defendant motor Practise the mess caused in the late ’90s by Access to Justice, ATE insurance (?), TAG etc, credit hire/repair; this latest interference by the politicians to crowbar money out of Insurers’ reserves by arbitrary increase of general damages with the adverse costs consequences reveals the complete absence of either intellectual or integral grip. The use of damages as some form of money-supply device is as doomed as the use of the retail banking system to leverage the retail money supply. How many more British Insurers is this going to cost us?
    As for the the political behaviour of the Superior Courts. There I laboured under the simple albeit totally absurd belief that they were politically neutral and apart from the occasional wayward fellow who forgot himself and an

  2. Thomas Tidswell on December 25th, 2012 at 8:35 pm