Courses for lawyers

RTA Special damages


This module covers the legal basis for special damages claims, gathering relevant evidence and making sure that heads of claim are not missed.



As a result of the course, you will be better at:

  • interviewing about claims for special damages
  • seeking out the available evidence and assessing its value
  • calculating and drafting claims for special damages
  • advising clients and managing their expectations appropriately
  • progressing claims efficiently



  • Interview exercises to improve interview technique and to identify heads of loss
    • Vehicle related losses (excess, repairs, credit hire, loss of use, fuel costs, diminution in value)
    • Care and assistance
    • Medication and treatment
    • Loss of earnings
    • Other losses
  • Gathering evidence
    • What evidence is needed for each item of special damage?
    • When to start gathering evidence
    • Is the evidence good enough?
    • Managing the client’s expectations
  • Using checklists
  • Calculating special damages
    • Realistic valuation based on the case studies
    • The effects of a CRU certificate
  • Drafting the schedule
    • Drafting the narrative for gratuitous care claims

Interactive workshop based on case studies.

Online assessments with tracking and reporting.

We can create scenarios to meet your training needs.


6 hours

Online assessments - 30-60 minutes each


Solicitors, legal executives and paralegals handling fast track RTA claims

Maximum 12 per course


Olivia Checa-Dover
Roxanne Frantzis

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300.