Barry v Ablerex Construction (Midlands) Ltd: QBD 22 Mar 2000

After a delay of delay 5 years, the judge deducted two years interest from the award to reflect the plaintiff’s delay.


Latham J


Times 30-Mar-2000, [2000] PIQR Q263


Damages Act 1996


England and Wales


AppliedWells v Wells; Thomas v Brighton Health Authority; etc HL 16-Jul-1998
In each of three cases, the plaintiffs had suffered serious injury. They complained that the court had made a substantial reduction of their damages award for loss of future earnings and the costs of future care.
Held: The appeals succeeded. . .

Cited by:

Appeal fromBarry v Ablerex Construction (Midlands) Ltd CA 30-Mar-2001
It was appropriate to reduce the interest discount rate used to calculate damages awards in personal injury cases for future losses, from 3 per cent to 2 per cent. This reflected the general reduction in such interest rates since the Act came into . .
CitedEagle (By Her Litigation Friend) v Chambers CA 29-Jul-2004
The claimant had been severely injured, and a substantial damages award made. Cross appeals were heard as to the several elements awarded. The claimant sought as part of her award of damages for personal injuries the fees she would have to pay to . .
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Personal Injury, Damages

Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.200640