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Course Aims:

In this two part CPDcast series, Patrick Sadd, a barrister from Outer Temple Chambers, examines the key legal principles and caselaw that surrounds the controversial and emotive issue of valuing child abuse claims. In part one he examines the approach that should be taken when dealing with these cases and in part two he closely analyses the key cases that have made awards in child abuse cases in the past.

After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate recent caselaw that has examined physical and psychiatric injury;
  • Understand the key differentiation of no vulnerable pre-history and pre-existing vulnerability;
  • Know the issues surrounding loss of earnings;
  • Appreciate the issues pertaining to treatment costs;
  • Know what amounts have been awarded in the past for aggravated and exemplary damages.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Coxon v Flintshire CC [2001] EWCA Civ 302;
  • KR & Others v Bryn Alyn [2003] EWCA 85;
  • Various Claimants v Leicestershire CC 1996;
  • A v Archbishop of B’ham & ors [2005] EWHC 1361;
  • C v D & anor [2006] EWHC 166;
  • Lawson v Glaves Smith [2006] EWHC;
  • Pierce v Doncaster MBC [2007] 2968;
  • MB v LB of Ealing & anor [2008] EWHC 1262;
  • AT,NT,ML,AK v Dulghieru [2008] EWHC 225;
  • Maga v Trustees of B’ham Archdiocese [2009] EWHC 780;
  • A v Archbishop of Birmingham [2005] EWCH 1361;
  • Richardson v Howie [2004] EWCA Civ 1127;
  • Appleton v. Garrett [1996] P.I.Q.R. P1;
  • Muuse v S S for Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 453;
  • MB v LB of Ealing [2008] EWHC 1262;
  • Gray v Thames Trains [2009] UKHL 33.

This two part CPDcast series examines the key legal issues surrounding the valuation of claims involving child abuse. Part One examines how abuse claims should be approached, pain, suffering and loss of amenity in this context and how the courts have looked at causation and apportionment in this context. Part two examines key case law pertaining to child abuse claims in relation to physical and psychiatric injuries and loss of earnings.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-07-30

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