Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 475 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWHC 3200 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Manchester District Registry)

McCombe J

Representation William Hanbury (instructed by Gorvin Smith) for the claimant.
  Francis Bacon (instructed by Weightmans) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 26 March 2002


Damages - Personal injury - General damages - Pain, suffering and loss of amenity - Leg injury - Quantum.

The Case

In a negligence action against solicitors who admitted being in breach of duty in respect of their conduct of an action arising out of a road traffic accident where the claimant suffered an extensive fracture to the left femur, laceration and contusion to the inner aspect of the left ankle, lacerations and bruising generally and, ultimately and significantly, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, an appropriate figure for pain, suffering and loss of amenity was held to be 32,500.

Practice Areas

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