Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence


Rookie barrister reprimanded for lying about court applications

6 December 2023

An inexperienced barrister feared seeking the court’s approval to deduct success fees from damages in infant settlement cases but told his employers he had applied for them.


MoJ identifies where, but not why, OIC cases are being delayed

30 November 2023

The period between a liability decision and the insurer making a first offer is where the ever-lengthening delays in the Official Injury Claim portal are occurring, the Ministry of Justice said yesterday.


Solicitor urges insurers to challenge non-whiplash OIC injuries

22 November 2023

Motor insurers need to challenge the growth of non-tariff injuries among whiplash claimants in court to ensure they do not become the norm, a leading defendant solicitor has argued.


PI firm maintains huge growth of accident management business

14 November 2023

Private-equity backed personal injury business Winn Group continues to buck the market trend, with turnover for the first half of 2023/24 up 35% to nearly £143m.


Lack of detail on clin neg fixed costs “extremely worrying”

14 November 2023

The lack of detail in the government plans for fixed costs for lower-value clinical negligence cases is “extremely worrying”, with only six months to go to implementation.


Just a “rump” of claims companies left active in PI market

7 November 2023

The landscape for claims management companies active in the personal injury market has changed dramatically, with just a “rump” remaining, new research has found.


Buckland: Whiplash reforms have held down motor premium rises

3 November 2023

Insurance premiums would have risen even more without the whiplash reforms of 2021, according to the former Lord Chancellor who presided over their introduction.


Law firm AI project could provide lawyers with file summaries

2 November 2023

A renewed artificial intelligence partnership between injury firm Fletchers and Liverpool University could see lawyers provided with summaries to help them understand files.


Acquisitions help propel fast-growing PI firm to rapid growth

19 October 2023

The personal injury law firm aiming to become the largest in the country has had another year of major growth, despite the overall sluggishness of the market.


PI lawyers attack “premature disclosure” of OIC medical reports

17 October 2023

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has condemned plans for the “premature disclosure” of medical reports on the Official Injury Claim portal.

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