Judgment on Discount Rates delivered

07 March 2012

The Privy Council today delivered judgment in Helmot v Simon. The case concerned a Commonwealth Cyclist for Guernsey who sustained very serious injuries when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. James Dingemans QC led Advocate Gordon Dawes of Mourant Ozannes on behalf of the successful Respondent in this case.

The judgment provides important guidance on the approach to discount rates in Personal Injury claims.