Reply To: Liability question

Peter Barker

Thanks Julian

I agree with you about s13A(1)(c) and public funds and that could be the answer here: grant him a discretionary reduction equal to the amount that he would have been awarded if he had access to public funds.

I also share your doubts about SMI but the person who brought this to me is adamant that it will be agreed. I must admit I have seen many cases where severe mental illness is signed off as SMI and the billing authority doesn’t bat an eyelid. I had always assumed that the intention was to cover profound learning disability, acquired brain injury or dementia