Periodical payments for PI compensation set to rise following appeal case

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A recent Court of Appeal ruling where a mother was awarded more than half of her ex-husband's compensation from a personal injury claim could pave the way for a new trend of claimants opting for periodical payments over lump sums of compensation.

Kevin Mansfield was involved in a road traffic accident in 1998. He lost a leg in the accident and suffered spinal injuries. He made a personal injury claim and received damages of £500,000. Five years later, he met his now ex-wife and they went on to

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