The Liver Building

The Ogden tables and claims for future losses


Speaker: Mike Winston

Date: Friday 25th September, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation


Course Code: S4488


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

Speaker Biographies

Mike Winston is a solicitor-advocate (all courts), a freelance legal trainer and a director of Prolog (Compliance) Ltd.

He has over 25 years’ experience as a litigator and advocate and has handled a wide variety of matters from simple debt actions up to multi-million pound disputes and injury claims of the utmost severity (brain injuries, spinal injuries and amputations).  He is an experienced and award-winning legal trainer.

Mike designs and delivers training courses on a variety of litigation and advocacy subjects for all levels of lawyer including solicitors, barristers, higher courts advocates and CILEx lawyers.

He lives in North Lancashire with his wife and three children.


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