Loss of future earning capacity: the Ogden approach

In Billett v Ministry of Defence (2014) the High Court had to assess a claim for future loss of earnings. In doing so, Andrew Edis QC considered how to apply, if at all, the reduction factors in Tables A and B of Ogden 7 and the Equality Act 2010 definition of ‘disabled’. Caroline Hickerton analyses the judgment and its implications.

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Tom Higson


I specialise in defending personal injury claims, acting on behalf of insurers, loss adjusters and self-insured businesses.