Van Oudenhoven v Griffin Inns Ltd: CA 4 Apr 2000

When awarding damages to a claimant who lived abroad, it would not be correct to apply a lower discount rate, so as to award a higher level of damages to reflect the different taxation regime in that country which would take a greater share of the damages. This was not an exceptional circumstance which would allow departure from the rule.


Lord Justice Tuckey, Lord Justice Mummery Lord Justice Stuart-Smith


Times 10-Apr-2000, [2000] EWCA Civ 102, [2000] All ER (D) 463


Gazette, Bailii


England and Wales

Damages, Personal Injury, Damages

Updated: 20 May 2022; Ref: scu.90121