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Harry Trusted and Patrick Tomison published in LawInSport


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Harry Trusted and Patrick Tomison have been published in LawInSport. The article, titled ‘How the UK courts assess future losses of earnings for professional athletes in claims for career-ending injuries’ examines a hypothetical claim for future losses of earnings raises.

This article examines three specific possible heads of loss:

  1. losses of future earnings as a professional athlete;
  2. losses of earnings after retirement from sport; and
  3. loss of ‘congenial employment’, which means the loss attributable to losing the ability to pursue an enjoyable and fulfilling profession.

The article contains a worked example of how the Court might deal with the evidence, together with a set of calculations at the Appendix and can be read here.

Harry Trusted is a first class trial advocate and negotiator, dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants by specialist solicitors in high value claims. Harry is a founder editor of Facts and Figures which has been published annually since 1996 and is the standard book used by advocates and judges dealing with substantial injury claims. He has also contributed to the forthcoming new edition of “Cross Border Claims” by Sarah Crowther QC. Should you wish to instruct Harry or find out more, please contact Graham Woods or Chris Rowe on +44 (0)20 7353 6381 for a confidential discussion.

Patrick Tomison  joined Chambers in September 2019 upon successful completion of his pupillage. During pupillage, Patrick gained experience across the core practice areas of chambers, including pensions and commercial, employment, clinical negligence and personal injury, and public law.Should you wish to instruct Patrick or find out more, please contact Matt Sale (+44 (0)20 7427 4910) or Peter Foad (+44 (0)20 7427 0807).


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