Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 294 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Civ 729
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Brooke, Hale LJJ and Wilson J

Representation Mark Maitland-Jones (instructed by TA Capron) for the claimant.
  Richard Wilkinson (instructed by Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 21 May 2003

Catchwords

Damages and compensation - Assessment of damages - Deductions - Social Security Benefit - Recovery - Sum awarded in respect of business liability to pay rent - Appellant arguing damages equating to loss of earnings - Classification of damages - (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997, Sch 2.

The Case

Damages awarded to a claimant, who had been injured in an accident, in respect of rent owed by the business, were to be categorised as 'compensation for earnings lost' in column 1 of Sch2 to the .

Practice Areas

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