Jersey: Update on X Children litigation and draft legislation

This blog is by William Audland QC of 12 King’s Bench Walk.

Following my earlier posts there have been two further developments this week.

The first reading of the Draft Damages (Jersey) Law 201 to set a statutory discount rate and to create a statutory power to make a PPO has been postponed from 4 December 2018 to 29 January 2019.

A settlement reached in the X Children case (which was tried this summer) was approved by the Royal Court yesterday: the terms of the settlement involved a lump sum and a PPO in respect of care costs but were otherwise kept confidential. The Solicitor General had intervened in the trial and gave evidence to the court that it had an inherent power to impose a PPO (although, this being a settlement, the parties were able to agree a PPO in any event).

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