Fatal Cases – Preparing the Calculation

Invluable guidance on how to calculate dependency in FAA claims

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Course Overview

Essential for personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners, this course will discuss the case of Knauer (Widower and Administrator of the Estate of Sally Ann Knauer) v Ministry of Justice [2016], in which the Supreme Court reversed the previous House of Lords judgment regarding calculation of multipliers in claims under Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

Consideration will be given to the New Ogden Method, used to calculate the amount of money that dependents of victims of fatal accidents will receive and s.4 of the Fatal Accidents Act which details benefits to the dependents.

This is a practical session during which lecturer Nicky Carter will go through a worked example of a FAA calculation concerning losses from the date of trial.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • his course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this session you will:
  • • Be able to incorporate the Knauer decision into your calculation of dependency in FAA claims
  • • Be able to base your calculation on a multiplier assessed at the date of the trial and maximize the claim for the dependents
  • • Be able to advise the dependents on any Part36 offers in the light of the effect of the new date for fixing the multiplier
  • • Be able to prepare a dependency calculation using the new method
  • • Be able to advise the dependents concerning the deductibility of benefits accruing after death
  • • Be able to make a realistic assessment of the value of the case

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for trainee and qualified PI and Clinical Negligence practitioners


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    26 Page


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  • £ 70