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Articles Personal Injury 12th Oct 2020

Alerter by Jack Castle – Tilting at Windfalls: Swift v Carpenter and Accommodation Capital Costs

Henderson Chambers alerter by Jack Castle

In a long-awaited judgment, the Court of Appeal in Swift v Carpenter [2020] EWCA Civ 1295 has ruled on the quantum of the award for additional capital cost of new accommodation following an accident in an age of negative discount rate. How is it now calculated? When does the formula apply?



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