Care claims are often amongst the largest heads of loss in tort schedules. In this webinar, Harry Trusted and Alex Ivory give an introduction to the factual and legal issues involved. They:
- focus on the practicalities which arise for preparation of evidence and schedules with particular reference to relevant recent case law and their own experience;
- include a summary of the principles governing some of the issues which commonly arise, such as deduction for non-commercial care claims, recoverability of child care costs and the choice between aggregate and standard hourly rates;
- give worked examples of calculations of future losses with multiplicands which vary over the anticipated life of the claimant;
- look at two recent cases (Scarcliffe v Brampton  EWHC 1565 and CCC v Sheffield  EWHC 1770 in which the High Court considered in some detail the problems and credibility of care evidence for claimants and defendants.