Discount Rates: Why are we here and where are we going? – Byrom Street Chambers

Posted October 19th, 2011 in damages, indexation, news, personal injuries by sally

“This paper is presented as part of a lecture providing an overview of Discounts Rates. The first part of the lecture will provide the background to where we are with the use of discount rates in assessing damages in personal injury cases. The second part of the talk will be delivered by Ian Gunn and Richard Cropper, of Personal Financial Planning Ltd, and is going to examine the indexation and investment options that the Lord Chancellor may wish to consider in resetting the discount rate currently under review. In the third part we will address the considerations that need to be taken account of when advising clients.”

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Byrom Chambers, 6th October 2011