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Court of Appeal due to hand down judgment in Swift v Carpenter

8th October 2020

The Court of Appeal is due to hand down its long awaited judgment in the Swift v Carpenter appeal at 10:30 on Friday 9th October. 


The Court is to decide whether the Roberts v Johnstone approach to the assessment of damages for the additional cost of suitable accommodation remains “fit for purpose” and should continue to be followed, or whether an alternative methodology is to be adopted.  Practitioners have been waiting a long time to have this issue decided.


Darryl Allen QC, leading Richard Whitehall of Deans Court Chambers, represented the Personal Injuries Bar Association as the only permitted intervener in the appeal. 


Darryl will be delivering an online seminar to our clients on Monday 12th October at 4:00pm, there will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Darryl, Winston Hunter QC and Chris Melton QC.


Please contact Steve Price, Senior Clerk, if you are interested in attending.

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