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PI Practitioner, December 2019

16/12/19. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

This month's practitioner update concerns the appropriate basis for quantifying a claimant's future loss of earnings.

Khuzan Irani v Oscar Duchon [2019] EWCA Civ 1846

The Claimant had suffered serious injuries in a road traffic accident in July 2013. Whilst he had made a good functional recovery, he suffered ongoing pain. The Claimant brought a claim for damages. Liability had been admitted by the Defendant, however, quantum was disputed.

The Claimant, who was born in India, came to the UK in 2010 and completed a Master of Science degree. At the time of the accident he was working at BNL (UK) Ltd, a manufacturer of polymer bearings. The Claimant's immigration status in the UK depended on continuity of employment. However, following the accident, he was made redundant and...

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