The Judicial College Guidelines


The Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases contains a distillation of the awards of damages that have been and are being awarded by courts throughout the UK in personal injury cases. Since the publication of the first edition in 1992, this book has been widely adopted as the starting point in negotiating levels of payment for general damages in personal injury cases.

Fifteenth Edition, Nov 2019

An essential reference on general damages for all those involved in the area of personal injury litigation

Guidelines are updated by a working party of the Judicial College (previously the Judicial Studies Board or JSB)

Clearly laid out in tabular format according to injury classifications, allowing quick and easy reference

Every judge who hears civil cases receives a copy, making it an essential purchase for all practitioners in the field

Includes an additional column of figures to show the 10% uplift in general damages recommended by Sir Rupert Jackson and endorsed by the Court of Appeal in Simmons v. Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1288

Compiled for the
Judicial College
The Hon. Mr Justice Langstaff
Peter Carson, Solicitor and Deputy District Judge
Stuart McKechnie, Barrister
Steven Snowden, Barrister
Richard Wilkinson, Barrister

Judicial College, 2017