Heil v Rankin [2000]

Court of Appeal recognised that it was role
of judiciary to review levels of award for pain, suffering and loss of amenity,
and whilst Parliament could intervene, had shown no inclination to do so.
Modest increase was required to some awards to ensure a fair, just and reasonable sum.
Most in need of increase were awards for
catastrophic injuries.
These should be increased by approximately
one-third.
Awards presently £10k were to remain
unchanged.
Between these higher and lower brackets a
downward taper would operate.