Legal News

March 29, 2017

Category: Legal

2017 multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies

We have updated our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies for 2017.

A copy is available here, or you can contact us for copies printed on coated paper stock.

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March 1, 2016

Category: Legal

Investment management calculator

Our website now features an investment management calculator, which provides estimates of Gray v Richards awards for fund management.

The calculator allows for all variety of fund manager fees. It also includes pre-set fee bases for a range of public and private fund managers.

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March 31, 2015

Category: Legal

Life expectancies for individuals with cerebral palsy

This publication revised and extended our original analysis of life expectancies for individuals with cerebral palsy to include a range of epidemiological studies. It can be downloaded here.

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November 19, 2014

Category: Legal

Update on fund management calculations

The High Court of Australia has released its ruling on the matter of investment management calculations in Gray v Richards. An update to our current tables of fund management uplifts has now been issued.

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October 16, 2014

Category: Legal

2015 multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies

We have updated our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies for 2015.

A copy is available here, or you can contact us for copies printed on coated paper stock.

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October 11, 2013

Category: Legal

2014 multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies

We have updated our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies for 2014.

A copy is available here, or you can contact us for copies printed on coated paper stock.

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March 7, 2013

Category: Legal

Life expectancies for individuals with cerebral palsy

This paper attempts to calculate life expectancies based on the categorisation and survival probabilities for individuals with cerebral palsy, as published by Susan Reid, John Carlin and Dinah Reddihough in 2012. It can be downloaded here.

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January 11, 2013

Category: Legal

2013 multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies

We have updated our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies for 2013. A copy is available here, or you can contact us for copies printed on coated paper stock.

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March 15, 2012

Category: Legal

2012 multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies

We have updated our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies for 2012. A copy is available here, or contact us for a copy printed on coated paper stock.

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March 18, 2011

Category: Legal

Cost of investment management

We have updated our cost of investment management publication, to include costs under additional fund managers.

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January 21, 2011

Category: Legal

Ready Reckoner: Multipliers, deferral factors, life expectancies

We have updated our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies for 2011. A copy is available here, or contact us for a copy printed on coated paper stock.

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October 19, 2010

Category: Legal

Financial compensation - inconsistencies, absurdities and bad judgments

This paper was written for presentation at the 2010 national conference of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.It examines a range of components of economic compensation and highlights how they depart from sound valuation principles.

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April 14, 2010

Category: Legal

AMA Impairment calculator

Related to the recent decision of Nicholls v Corlett and Ors [2010] VSC 115 (12 April 2010), we have an Excel calculator that identifies the optimal ordering of individual impairment factors under AMA 4th edition tables. It may be downloaded here.

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February 15, 2010

Category: Legal

Services for lawyers

We have updated the text on our Legal page. We discuss: the actuarial advice we provide in personal injury matters; a range of services we offer not normally associated with the courts; and our forensic accounting services.

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February 3, 2010

Category: Legal

Ready Reckoner: Multipliers, deferral factors, life expectancies

We have prepared our tables of weekly multipliers, deferral factors and life expectancies in a convenient "Ready reckoner" format. A copy is available here, or contact us for a copy printed on coated paper stock.

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December 1, 2009

Category: Legal

Expert actuarial evidence

Three of our directors have written a chapter on Actuarial evidence for the Thomson Reuters publication "Expert Evidence". A copy of our chapter is available here

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September 30, 2009

Category: Legal

2010 life expectancies, multipliers and deferral factors

We have published updated life expectancies, as at 2010. The publication also provides weekly mulipliers to death, to specific retirement ages, and for fixed terms. This year we have also included deferral factors. The PDF is available here

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July 21, 2009

Category: Legal

Cost of investment management

We have updated our cost of investment management publication, to include costs under the Public Trustee in Tasmania.

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April 7, 2009

Category: Legal

Updated dependency percentages

We have updated our publication which provides dependency percentages. The updated publication uses more recent data, and provides estimates for one-parent families. The publication is available here.

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November 12, 2008

Category: Legal

A practical guide to assessing economic loss

A new publication, as presented at the Australian Lawyers Alliance Victorian Seminar "A Practical Guide to Assessing Economic Loss", is available here.

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October 7, 2008

Category: Legal

Updated life expectancies and $1pw factors

A new publication is available here. It provides life expectancies at 2009, based on ABS projected mortality rates, and the $1 per week factors for the life expectancies.

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September 2, 2008

Category: Legal

Cost of investment management factors

A new publication is available here. It provides tables of factors which may be used to approximate investment management costs under various scenarios.

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August 19, 2008

Category: Legal

Discount rates

Damages for future economic loss are awarded in the form of a lump sum rather than an income stream. An integral component of valuing these lump sums is the discount rate. This article summarises the statutory discount rates prescribed under Australian jurisdictions.

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May 14, 2008

Category: Legal

Federal Budget 2008

The 2008 Federal Budget brings changes to income tax rates, the low income tax offset and the Medicare levy. We outline these changes, how they increase after-tax earnings, and how the changes affect our economic loss reports.

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May 1, 2008

Category: Legal

Revised method to value fund management costs

We have significantly revised our calculation methodology for investment management costs in order to incorporate the preferred statutory discount rate principle, itemise each component of service fees, and allow the inclusion or exclusion of "fees on fees".

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