This briefing considers two recent cases that will be of interest to injury practitioners. The first, Head v Culver Heating Limited is an interesting decision in which the Court of Appeal considers the difference between loss of earnings generated by work and loss of income from investments in the context of a lost years claim.
The second decision Pallett v MGN Limited arises out of the phone hacking scandal, which continues to be the gift that keeps on giving from a litigator’s perspective. The court had to consider whether a defendant who had purported to accept the claimant’s part 36 offer one day after its expiry on the basis that it could avoid the usual costs consequences of acceptance was able to do so.
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