N v R (1) Insurer (2)
Acted for the Claimant, a 21-year-old man who was injured in a motorbike accident, leaving him without fine motor skill in his non-dominant hand. C did not have formal qualifications, but had been working as part of an Ambulance crew and planned to do ‘on the job’ training with the aim of qualifying as a paramedic. He contended that he could not pursue his chosen career because of his injury. D’s case was that C would never have qualified as a paramedic. The case was settled at a JSM between the parties’ respective positions for £315,000.