Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence
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.
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.
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.
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.
The landscape for claims management companies active in the personal injury market has changed dramatically, with just a “rump” remaining, new research has found.
Insurance premiums would have risen even more without the whiplash reforms of 2021, according to the former Lord Chancellor who presided over their introduction.
A renewed artificial intelligence partnership between injury firm Fletchers and Liverpool University could see lawyers provided with summaries to help them understand files.
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.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has condemned plans for the “premature disclosure” of medical reports on the Official Injury Claim portal.
A court has rejected an application for a non-party costs order against listed legal and credit hire business Anexo Group over the work of its subsidiary law firm.
The Civil Procedure Rule Committee warned the government in July about the difficulty of meeting the timetable for the new regime of fixed costs in low-value clinical negligence cases.
Another law firm to suffer following the 2021 whiplash reforms has been sold in a pre-pack administration deal to a firm that itself has just been bought up.
NAHL – the listed business that owns National Accident Helpline – is winding down another of its joint venture alternative business structures as its own law firm goes from strength to strength.
Insurer assertions that the number of mixed injury cases has risen dramatically since the launch of the Official Injury Claim portal are not borne out by the evidence, it was argued last week.
Law firms are losing business by failing to get back to potential clients, with as many as one in five enquiries going unanswered, new research shows.
Where budgets are tight, lawyers will be considering what’s in their existing arsenal to still improve productivity. One effective, accessible and cheap tool is legal project management.
Good customer service should be a priority for any business and, if you want to stay ahead of the competition, something that’s constantly under review.
There was welcome guidance from the Competition Appeal Tribunal this week for funded cases looking for certainty following PACCAR, with the renegotiated Sony litigation funding agreement upheld as lawful.
Spinal Injuries Association and Hudgell Solicitors join forces to fight for the rights of people with spinal cord injury
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