*JXL and another v Britton

Damages – Assessment. The claimants, JXL and SXC were sisters. In 1989 when they were children the Defendant raped them. They brought an action for personal injury and judgment was entered in default. The instant case was an assessment for damages payable by the defendant to the claimants. The Queen's Bench Division held that the general damages to be awarded were JXL, £32,500 and SXC, 40,000 with a total award of £131,674 going to JXL and £232,360 going to SXC.

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