Facts, figures and forewords

The 2015/16 edition of “Facts and Figures”, a collection of essential and invaluable reference materials which assist in calculating special damages claims, was published about a month before the latest Judicial College guidelines for the assessment of general damages. In contrast with the objective data and tables in the body of the text, the foreword, however, is far more subjective and highlights several matters which the editor judges, in very much his own view, as being potentially open to challenge or change. These include the applicable discount rate and the calculation of accommodation awards.

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