The drafting of schedules of future losses is often seen as something of a specialist art form.
This comprehensive full-day course looks at schedules of future losses from both the claimant’s and the defendant’s point of view. All aspects of the use of the Ogden tables are covered, from basic aids and equipment calculations through periodic loss of earnings claims with split multipliers through to dependency claims following fatal accidents.
These are practical, hands-on courses in which delegates will learn the legal, evidential and tactical requirements in drafting, and challenging, schedules of loss. Delegates will carry out different types of calculations personally using a workbook and case studies.
The course takes delegates from the absolute basics through all the major calculations required in a PI claim including more advanced uses of the Ogden tables including calculating bereavement and dependency awards in fatal accident and disease claims.
What you will learn:
- Introduction to the 8th edition of the Ogden tables
- Multiplicands and multipliers
- Discounting for early receipt and mortality
- Calculating losses for life
- Calculating losses to a fixed age
- Using the reduction factor tables
- Calculating loss of earnings
- Challenging evidential assumptions
- Using Conner v Bradman in disability claims
- Evidential uncertainty – is Blamire appropriate?
- Calculating changes in status
- Loss of earnings claims for children
- Assumptions for educational attainment
- Challenging lost years claims
- Combining tables
- Interpolation techniques
- Variable future losses – splitting multipliers
- Claims for recurring aids and equipment
- bereavement claims under the Fatal Accidents Act
- Calculating dependency awards following Knauer
- Post-trial financial dependency claims for children
- Services dependency claims
- One-off financial dependency claims
- Housing needs following Swift v Carpenter