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10. Why ten per cent? Tenth Lecture in the Implementation Programme


Lord Justice Jackson speech

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“Recommendation ten.In paragraph 5.3 of chapter 10 of the Costs Review Final Report (“FR”) I recommended that in personal injuries litigation the level of general damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity be increased by 10%. In paragraph 5.6 I recommended that general damages for nuisance, defamation and any other tort which causes suffering to individuals be increased by 10%. This recommendation is one out of a hundred and nine recommendations in the FR, all of which are collected on pages 463-471. It is recommendation ten in the list..”

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