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Personal Injury
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This course is aimed at all practitioners who deal with personal injury cases. It considers the fundamental concepts of compensation, and recent case law involving aggravated and exemplary damages. The podcast also includes practical advice for practitioners dealing with this complex area of law.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the fundamental principle of compensation;
  • Know when an award for aggravated damages will be made;
  • Know what steps should be taken by claimant seeking such an award;
  • Have received an overview of the distinction between aggravated and exemplary damages;
  • Understand cases with separate awards for psychiatric injury and injury to feelings.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Richardson v Howie [2004] EWCA Civ 1127;
  • Fuk Wan Hau v Shusing Jim [2007] EWHC 3358 (QB);
  • R. v Reading Justices Ex p. South West Meat Ltd (No.2) [1992] Crim. L.R. 672;
  • Rowlands v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [2006] EWCA Civ 1773;
  • Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Thompson [1998] QB 498;
  • Chief Constable of West Yorkshire v Vento [2002] EWCA Civ 1871.

In this podcast, we talk to Alex Hormaeche, a barrister at Tanfield Chambers. Alex gives an overview on the fundamental principle of compensation in personal injury, and those cases where aggravated and exemplary damages are awarded over and above this. Key recent cases are considered, and the distinctions between the different damage awards drawn out.

Podcast Added: 1/8/2008

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