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In this Deka Chambers Personal Injury Team briefing we are focusing on recent topical developments in the quantum and settlement fields.
Hugh Rimmer provides a practical assessment of the case of Barry v MOD, which addressed the correct approach to adjustments for contingencies other than mortality and is a case all personal injury practitioners need to be aware of.
Ella Davis considers the often fraught issue of property adaptations, which can be a very high value and contentious head of loss. She gives important guidance on the relevant principles and the focus both parties should apply to building their evidence.
William Dean looks at recent, important changes to Part 21 that have not attracted much attention. The Practice Direction has been removed with many of its provisions moving into rules. Practitioners need to be aware of the increase in awards that can be managed without the appointment of Deputy and the Part 21 provisions generally, in particular when applying for deductions for success fees and ATE premiums.