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Ken has specialised in defendant insurance litigation throughout his legal career. He is a member of the Complex Injury Claims Team and handles complex high value claims in employers′ and public liability and motor. He has a particular interest in chronic pain cases and those involving amputations, brain and spinal cord injuries. The majority of Ken′s caseload is now made up of matters over £1million in value with his expertise in large loss matters augmented by his experience of regulatory claims.
Ken has dealt with a wide variety of prosecutions and investigations undertaken by various agencies including the police, HSE and local authorities following serious incidents in the workplace and on site. Ken is a great believer in the use of ADR as a means of resolving claims and regularly attends joint settlement meetings, both with and without counsel. He is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, with current comments being for example - ‘he has got tremendous judgement. He is someone with a remarkable feel for a case.’;
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Client Alerts 19/04/2021
The ONS have just published its response to a consultation on the future timescale and methodology for national population projections (NPPs) and subnational population projections (SNPPs). The last projections were based on 2018 data and were published in October 2019. It will be recalled that these were of importance in the world of complex injury in that they served to depress life-time losses due to a flattening of the previously-projected increase in life expectancy. These new projections served to reduce life-time multipliers and whilst limited, provided some counterbalance to the reduction in the discount rate.
The Government has reintroduced NHS CHC assessments in the community as of the 1 September 2020. This will require the addressing of all assessments deferred due to the pandemic in addition to undertaking routine referrals after the 1 September.
I have now attended six Joint Settlement Meetings (JSMs) and one mediation since lockdown. All have ultimately resulted in the claims resolving. However this is not an article about the benefits of modern technology or how to use Zoom/Teams/Skype or other such means of communication...
The Lord Chancellor’s decision to maintain a negative discount rate is a resounding fiscal own goal and a missed opportunity to rebalance the large loss compensation system.