Johnson v Warren - personal injury and claim for loss of future earnings - Court of Appeal 2.5.07
The was a personal injuries case. A judge at first instance had refused to make an award for future disadvantage on the labour market (a "Smith v Manchester award"). That type of award is appropriate when there is a real risk that at some time in the future the claimant will be out of work or in poorer paid employment when, but for the residual effects of the injury, he or she would be in work or in better-paid employment. The judge found that there was going to be available to the claimant ample work of a kind that she was able to do.