Harris v Empress Motors: CA 1984

When calculating a dependency loss, the modern practice was ‘to deduct a percentage from the net income figure to represent what the deceased would have spent exclusively on himself’. The conventional figure for a married couple was said to be 33% and 25% where there were children. The ‘net loss of earnings’ was the relevant starting-point.


O’Connor LJ


[1984] 1 WLR 212


England and Wales

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CitedIndependent Assessor v O’Brien, Hickey, Hickey CA 29-Jul-2004
The claimants had been imprisoned for many years before their convictions were quashed. They claimed compensation under the Act. The assessor said that there should be deducted from the award the living expenses they would have incurred if they had . .
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Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.199761