See our articles in the Personal Injury press below

PILJ – Debunking the Discount Rate

Nick Leech and Andrew Sands build on their article in October’s issue of the Personal Injury Law Journal with further exploration of the traditional lump sum award versus periodical payments. Article Source – Personal Injury Law Journal – December 2014/January 2015 Despite all that has been written about the present discount rate and its impact upon the […]

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Budget Summary 2014

In his fifth Budget speech launched against a backdrop of encouraging economic performance, George Osborne unveiled his plans to support economic recovery. Billed as a Budget for “makers, doers and savers”, it includes measures that could impact on your financial plans. In particular, proposals around pensions and the new tax eficient NISAs are very significant. Download […]

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The Discount Rate:

A sign of movement in the discount rate saga took the form of a Consultation Paper, inviting those with an interest in personal injury claims to respond by 23rd October 2012. The executive summary to the lengthy paper accepts that, on the current methodology, there is a risk that the present rate may now be […]

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Personal Injury Trusts Revisited

The Department of Work and Pensions recently changed the levels of capital that can be held by those receiving means-tested benefits. This is, therefore, a suitable opportunity to look once again at how Personal Injury Trusts can be utilised to prevent an award of damages affecting or, worse still, extinguishing Claimants’ entitlement to means-tested benefits. […]

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Welfare Reform – A Necessary Evil?

With the Government under unprecedented pressure to cut public spending, it’s not surprising that one area of spending – welfare benefits – is to be radically reformed. The Government has set an ambitious target to slash the benefit bill by £18 billion pounds over the next three years. This is not going to be easy. Figures […]

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