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The Discount Rate – Rumours of the Death of Periodical Payment Orders are Greatly Exaggerated!

Since the announcement of a review, seven years ago no less, news of the Lord Chancellor’s decision to dramatically reduce the 2.5% discount rate down to – 0.75%, still came as a surprise to many involved in Personal Injury litigation. Finally, we have a decision based upon the economic realities of investing damages in low/no-risk […]

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Case Study – Helen Niebuhr

We were delighted to hear from Helen Niebuhr of member firm Knights 1759 last month that she recently concluded a case introduced through the Brain Injury Group for £1.84m plus costs. The case involved the married mother of two adult sons who suffered a serious head injury in 2011 when she was hit by a […]

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ASHE Update – Autumn 2016

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 26 October 2016. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Codes relevant in most […]

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Personal Injury Update – Autumn 2016

In this edition, directors at Nestor, Nick Leech and Andrew Sands, discuss the possible aftermath of Brexit regarding periodical payment orders. John Husselbee of Liontrust dicusses investment strategy. And finally, Nestor’s Welfare Benefits Advisor Phil Runciman, looks at recent changes to the benefit cap and whose benefit claims could be compromised. Download the Update Here

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ASHE Update – Winter 2014

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 19 November 2014. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Code relevant in most […]

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Brexit Comment

The biggest risk to any investor is abandoning a long-term strategy based on short-term anxiety. The historic decision by the people of the UK to leave the European Union has no precedent. It will take time for the UK to re-establish relationships with Europe and the rest of the world. Most of Nestor’s clients are […]

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Let’s talk about…fixed fees By Juliet Young, Medical Collation and Chronology Ltd

There has been a lot of social media speculation about the impact of fixed fees within the clinical negligence arena. Views are polarised. Some are very much opposed to the introduction of such a regime, whilst others have taken a more sanguine approach and hope that any changes will be positive. Out of all the speculation, the key concern in both camps is that the […]

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