Book Description: Claimant lawyers need a clear understanding of the general principles of damages, as well as the know-how to maximize the client's claim. APIL Guide to Damages sets out the general principles followed by a concise explanation of UK law, practice, and procedure regarding each possible head of claim. Each chapter contains a brief explanation of the law, together with practical tips on evidence and procedure, and is illustrated with sample calculations. The new edition has been substantially revised and updated, and includes a new chapter on periodical payments, important new UK case law such as Sowden v Lodge, and new editions of the Ogden Tables and JSB Guidelines. The likely impact of interest and benefits on the level of damages received by the claimant is clearly set out, together with advice on when interim payments and provisional damages may be available, as well as how to deal with periodical payments and what investment advice ought to be given to clients.