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.

Seventeenth Edition, April 2024

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

New to this Edition: Fully updates the award figures to take into account the rise in inflation since the previous edition. Considers a small number of decisions concerning damages for sexual abuse, including image-based abuse. Features a foreword from The Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Kate Thirlwall DBE.

AUTHOR INFORMATION Compiled for the Judicial College by Hon. Mrs Justice Lambert DBE, Master Lisa Sullivan, Stuart McKechnie KC, Steven Snowden KC, and Richard Wilkinson. Copyright Judicial College 2024.

Judicial College, 2022