11th September - Law News

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Today's video story: From Afghanistan to London, cricket is helping three young refugees build a new life. Tucked away in suburban south London, matches take place every week for young and often traumatised asylum seekers. Many have fled war and have been separated from their families. The Refugee Cricket project, organised by the Refugee Council - - , provides not only a chance to play and make friends, but also to access advice and support as they navigate the complex asylum system and other challenges in their new home.

Focus of the day story: The government is to recalculate the personal injury discount rate again, after a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation found serious injury claimants take more risks with investment than the law assumes. The rate is used to predict investment return in order to calculate how much compensation is awarded to serious injury victims. It was reduced from 2.5% to -0.75% in February this year by the previous Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss. Many claimant lawyers welcomed the move at the time, although critics warned it would cost the NHS substantially more in payouts. Full story - New Law Journal

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