The Ogden Tables & Defending Claims for Future Losses - A Guide for Personal Injury Lawyers
The drafting of schedules of future losses is often seen as something of a specialist art form.
This comprehensive one-day course looks at schedules of future losses from the defendant's point of view. All aspects of the use of the Ogden tables are covered, from basic aids and equipment calculations through periodic loss of earnings claims with split multipliers through to dependency claims following fatal accidents.
This is a practical, hands-on course in which delegates will learn the legal, evidential and tactical challenges which can be made to the claimant's schedule of loss. Delegates will carry out different types of calculations personally using a workbook and case studies.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- Multiplicands and multipliers
- Discounting for early receipt and mortality
- Calculating losses for life
- Calculating losses to a fixed age
- Using the reduction factor tables
- Calculating loss of earnings
- Challenging evidential assumptions
- Using Conner v Bradman to challenge disability claims
- Evidential uncertainty - is Blamire appropriate?
- Calculating changes in status
- Loss of earnings claims for children
- Challenging assumptions for educational attainment
- Challenging lost years claims
- Combining tables
- Interpolation techniques
- Variable future losses - splitting multipliers
- Challenging claims for recurring aids and equipment
- Challenging bereavement claims under the Fatal Accidents Act
- Calculating dependency awards following Knauer
- Challenging post-trial financial dependency claims for children
- Challenging services dependency claims
- Challenging one-off financial dependency claims
- If Roberts v Johnstone doesn't work, how can housing needs be calculated?
9:30am - 5:15pm
9:30am - 5:15pm
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