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Court of Appeal uphold CICA Damages Act Discount Rate

The Court of Appeal has upheld the application of the Lord Chancellor’s Prescribed Discount Rate by the CICA in assessing future care costs in a pre-tariff case under the 1990 Scheme. The rate had been used even though the CICA is…

Court of Appeal Reserve Judgment on CICA Discount Rate

The Court of Appeal has finished hearing arguments as to whether the CICA was right to apply the Lord Chancellor’s Prescribed Discount Rate in assessing future care costs in a pre-tariff case under the 1990 Scheme. The rate had been used even…

Ben Rodgers on Another CoA decision on CICA claim for pre-birth injury

A father rapes his daughter and the daughter conceives a child. For the purposes of the CICA scheme, is the child a victim of the rape? The Court of Appeal says ‘no’: CICA v FTT and Y (by his litigation friend) [2017]…

Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 can benefit CICA applicants with pre-LASPO criminal convictions

The Upper-tier Tribunal has recently handed down judgment in G v The First-tier Tribunal (interested party: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) [2016] UKUT 0196 (AAC), a decision which has important ramifications for CICA applicants who have criminal convictions pre-dating the Legal Aid, Sentencing…

Court of Appeal grants permission to appeal CICA Discount Rate

On 10th May 2016 Lord Justice Sales gave permission at an oral hearing in the case of LSX v CICA for a CICA Claimant to appeal against the Discount Rate used by the CICA in assessing future care costs in a pre-tariff…

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