Dexter v Courtaulds Ltd: CA 1984

The plaintiff had been injured at work, and awarded damages, including for loss of wages. The parties disputed the method of calculation of interest on the damages.
Held: To avoid the laborious detailed calaculations of interest from day to day, it was proper in the general run of cases to award interest on the full amount but at half the rate. Lawton LJ said that the court Jefford v Gee clearly intended to lay down general principles for application in personal injury cases. He said that they should be departed from only in unusual circumstances.
Lawton LJ
[1984] 1 WLR 372, [1984] 1 All ER 70
England and Wales

  • Cited – Jefford v Gee CA 4-Mar-1970
    The courts of Scotland followed the civil law in the award of interest on damages. The court gave examples of the way in which they apply the ex mora rule when calculating the interest payable in a judgment. If money was wrongfully withheld, then . .
    [1970] 2 QB 130, [1970] EWCA Civ 8, [1970] 1 All ER 1202, [1970] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 107, [1970] 2 WLR 702

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  • Cited – Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd CA 19-Aug-2011
    The defendant had broken through into a neighbour’s flying freehold room, closed it off, and then included it in its own premises for let. It now appealed against the quantum of damages awarded. The judge had found the actions deliberate and with a . .
    [2011] EWCA Civ 985

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Updated: 07 December 2020; Ref: scu.443249