The long awaited response to the consultation in 2007 on the law on damages was published on 1 July 2009. The consultation covered a wide range of issues, including claims for wrongful death, bereavement damages, collateral benefits, the cost of private care, accommodation expenses and aggravated, exemplary and restitutional damages. Little has come out of the response in terms of concrete proposals for change. The main proposed changes relate to eligibility to claim for bereavement damages.