Guidelines for general damages: “In recent years, any change to the recorded margin of awards has been as the result of inflation”

Lord Justice Waller made the above comment in 2008 in his foreword to the 9th edition of the judicial guidelines for awards of general damages for personal injuries. Most editions have largely followed this methodology and presented updated guidelines for awards, increased by applicable prices inflation since the previous edition. This is expected to continue with the 13th edition, which is due to be published later this month. Continue reading