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committed to injured people

Schedule of damages: Avoiding the pitfalls and getting them right

1 hour

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

In  HD v Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust [2023] EWHC 2118 Costs Judge James was critical of the way in which the schedules of damages on behalf of the claimants had been drafted. She observed:

“ I am not impressed by these Schedules of Loss. A reasonable system of work would have been to draw up a checklist of potential claims based upon an understanding of what is and is not recoverable. That would have required an understanding of what counts as ‘care’”

This is one of many instances in which the courts have been critical of the way in which schedules of loss have been prepared. This can easily lead to assertions of fundamental dishonesty.

This webinar looks at the rules, cases and guidance on drafting a Schedule of Damages. It aims to help practitioners avoid the problems that judges regularly identify.

  • Cases where the schedule has gone wrong
  • Judicial criticism of schedules
  • Getting the schedule right
  • The problem of proving damages and the difficulties that arrive when you can’t prove them
  • Evidence and damages
  • Recording the information given to you and the advice given.
  • Establishing the costs on assessment.

1 person - member/accredited firm: £75 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £100 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £115 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £170 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £340 + VAT


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09 Nov 2023

On-demand recording
From 09 Nov 2023 to 09 May 2024