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The law of damages 2018

All levels - 6 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

"A must for all PI lawyers who have any concerns about this topic or indeed anyone who wants to polish up their existing knowledge."

This course aims to give you the knowledge and expertise to prepare schedules of damages to ensure your client recovers all relevant heads of loss.

Topics to be covered on the day include:

Ogden Tables

  • A look at the Ogden Tables
  • Using the Tables
  • How do they work?

Witness statements

  • Impact
  • What should be included?

The client

  • Relationship breakdown
  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of congenial employment
  • Dishonesty
  • Nursing care and leisure
  • DIY and housekeeping


  • The schedule
  • Mitigation of loss


  • Interim payments

Recovering damages

  • Provisional damages
  • Loss of earnings


Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT

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