Ogden tables

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Ogden tables are a set of statistical tables and other information for use in court cases.

Their purpose is to make it easier to calculate special damages and the amount of loss of earnings in personal injury litigation. They cover such things as lifespan, earnings, interest rates, prices, investment rates, tax and insurance figures and other data essential for making an assessment. By encapsulating all the information in one place, the Ogden tables make it much easier to calculate the value of damages.

The Civil Evidence Act 1995 permitted their use in the UK and they were finally used by the House of Lords in Wells v Wells in July 1999.

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