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Assessment of damages : some practical difficulties of implementation

Accuracy is a corporate finance consulting firm specialising in litigation support.

Assessment of damages involves appraisal of the incurred loss (damnum emergens) and the lost profit (lucrum cessans). Behind financial and accounting calculations, which can seem simple, hide the practical difficulties of interpreting numerical concepts. These difficulties often explain a large part of the difference between the assessments respectively made by each of the parties involved.

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