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How do courts determine care claim quantums?


The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Reaney v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust. The Court allowed the Defendant’s appeal against a finding of Foskett J that the Trust should be liable to pay the Claimant’s full damages because they negligently worsened the Claimant’s pre-existing condition.

David Westcott QC was instructed for the successful Defendant for the appeal alongside Charles Feeny, who had represented the Defendant at first instance.

Please click here to find out more from a case commentary written by Gus Baker, Outer Temple Chambers pupil.

Barristers: David Westcott QC
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