Paul Thomson

October 2016

Topic: Legal

Author: Paul Thomson

2017 life expectancies, $1pw multipliers and deferral factors

This ready reckoner provides life expectancies at 2017, allowing for future mortality improvements. It also includes weekly mulitpliers to specific retirement ages, and fixed terms and deferral factors.

October 2015

Topic: Legal

Author: Paul Thomson

2016 life expectancies, $1pw multipliers and deferral factors

This ready reckoner provides life expectancies at 2016, allowing for future mortality improvements. It also includes weekly mulitpliers to specific retirement ages, and fixed terms and deferral factors.

December 2009

Topic: Legal

Authors: Corey Plover, Paul Thomson, David Heath

Expert actuarial advice

This paper forms one chapter of the Thomson Reuters publication "Expert Evidence", and was written by three of our directors.

The chapter provides a summary of the relevant skills attributable to actuaries which may be relevant in a court proceeding, the codes and guidelines that apply, and addresses the most common areas actuaries provide evidence, including: loss of earnings and superannuation; family law superannuation; the current value of future expenditure; costs of funds management; and life interest valuations.

April 2009

Topic: Legal

Authors: Hugh Sarjeant, Paul Thomson

Dependency percentages for two-parent families

This paper uses 2003-04 Household Expenditure Survey data to suggest dependency percentages for survivors in different types of two-parent family, where one of the parents dies, and for one-parent families, where the parent dies. These percentages may provide a starting point for assessment of damages for economic loss by survivors of a deceased earner.

April 2006

Topic: Legal

Authors: Hugh Sarjeant, Paul Thomson

Discount rates and life tables: A review

The use of discount rates and life tables is important in many cases where future economic loss is to be determined. This article looks at what they mean, the reasons they are used, and the impact of recent changes to statutory discount rates.