David Pittaway QC’s judgment in Irani v Duchon  EWCA Civ 1846 was recently upheld by the Court of Appeal (Etherton MR, Hamblen and Holroyd LJ). The appeal was against his award of damages for future loss of earnings, where he made a Smith v Manchester award of £30,000 and a Blamire award of £150,000, in circumstances where the claimant had produced unsatisfactory evidence of his undoubted substantial future loss. The appeal against the awards was dismissed. Hamblen LJ examined the circumstances where such awards could be made.
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