Personal Injury update Autumn/Winter 2010

Welcome to our Personal Injury Damages Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2010.

We hope you enjoy our range of articles, including a piece entitled “Allocation Allocation Allocation” which considers a vital part of the pre-settlement financial planning process when allocating periodical payments for future losses. We also report on the much publicised Helmot v Simon case, dealt with by the Guernsey Courts. It brings into sharp focus the inadequacies of the current discount rate of 2.5% and our guest writer, Christopher Limb – Barrister at Young Street Chambers, kindly provides an update on the Lord Chancellor’s recent decision to review the rate.

The 7IM Personal Injury Fund is now over 12 months old and we report on its progress, along with the successful strategy of reducing investment risk for personal injury awards. We also update readers on Nestor Accountancy Services. Our unrivalled knowledge in dealing with the financial planning requirements for claimants leads us to offer fixed fees for taxation and other audit
requirements. Feedback on this service is excellent.

Moving towards the end of our Headway Baton Holder status during 2010, we report briefly on the trials and tribulations of both the Mary Towneley Horse Challenge and the Three Peaks Challenge, both of which we undertook in September 2010. We shall be making a significant donation to Headway at the forthcoming Annual Awards Lunch in December.

As ever, feedback is welcome. Finally – see the last page for our Cheesecake Challenge…

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