Following an application by the Association of British Insurers, the Court of Appeal has revised the guidance given in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039 on the proposed 10% increase in general damages. The increase will not be awarded to claimants who have entered into a CFA before 1 April 2013. Other than this exception, the increase will apply to all general damages awards after 1 April 2013, regardless of when the claim was commenced.