Sixty First Meeting – 23 April 2015

  • The Minutes and Resolutions of the previous meeting were approved.
  • It was reported that there were 177 victims as at 23 April 2015, according to the figures on the National CJD Surveillance Unit website. However, Fieldfisher were aware of 183 victims. By the end of this meeting, the Trustees had considered 181 of the claims submitted to date. The Trustees had considered a total of 407 claims for £5,000 Psychiatric Injury, 216 claims for Particular Emotional Hardship and 45 claims for Particular Financial Hardship.
  • The meeting included consideration of 1 Experience claim, 1 Care claim, 1 Dependency claim, 1 Psychiatric claim, and 1 claim for Particular Emotional Hardship.
  • £41,175,883.46 had been paid in compensation by the date of the meeting, £14,813,411.04 had been paid for costs, expenses and taxes, which included £5,472,160.76 in relation to Charles Russell’s fees (inc VAT), £627,959.24 in relation to Fieldfisher’s fees (inc VAT), £3,578,385.89 to Irwin Mitchell’s fees (inc VAT) and £274,049.44 in relation to other solicitors’ fees and expenses.
  • The Trustees resolved not to increase the basic sum in light of the low inflation rates at present.
  • The Trustees resolved to attempt to simplify the Scheme in order to reduce the administration costs associated with the Scheme. The Trustees also resolved to reduce the number of face-to-face meetings.