Alert: Change to bereavement award in fatal claims

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

The pithily titled Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2020 will raise the bereavement award pursuant to section 1A(3) of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 to £15,120 in cases where the cause of action accrues on or after 1st May 2020.

This is the first increase to the bereavement award since 2013.

Richard undertakes a broad spectrum of clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Richard has experience of a range of trials (both on his own and as led junior counsel), interlocutory and complex approval hearings in clinical negligence and personal injury matters, as well as inquests (including Article 2 inquests and inquests held with a jury). He is ranked by Chambers UK Bar 2020 and Legal 500 2020 (Tier 1) for his clinical negligence work.

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