New JC Guidelines Released
The latest edition of the JC Guidelines have now been published. The 14th edition sees figures increased to reflect the general increase in inflation of 4.8%.
On the whole, there are minimal changes to the latest edition. The main points to note are as follows:
Scarring - the guidelines no longer differentiate between awards for scarring according to gender.
Disciplinary Proceedings and Psychiatric Harm
Marsh v Ministry of Justice  EWHC 1040 (QB).
In January 2009, Mr Marsh, a Prison Officer, was accused by a female inmate of having committed sexual misconduct. He was investigated by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) but they determined to take no further action.