Ward v James: CA 1966

The court rejected the suggestion that greater uniformity in awards of general damages in personal injury actions could be achieved by telling juries of awards in other cases, but instead abolished juries in such cases. Sums awarded are ‘basically a conventional figure derived from experience and from awards in comparable cases’.


Lord Denning MR


[1966] 1 QB 273


England and Wales

Personal Injury, Damages

Updated: 31 July 2022; Ref: scu.184738