Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence

Negligence action against lawyers over amputation not time-barred

21 July 2021

A man who received “devastating news” that his lower leg needed to be amputated seven years after settling his PI claim is not prevented by limitation from suing his lawyers for negligence.

More NHS claims settling without proceedings as costs payouts fall

19 July 2021

The proportion of clinical negligence claims resolved without formal proceedings has reached a record high amid greater co-operation between parties, NHS Resolution has revealed.

CMC boss banned for encouraging bogus holiday sickness cases

19 July 2021

The boss of a claims management company that encouraged people to bring bogus holiday sickness cases has been disqualified as a director for five years.

Court of Appeal boosts claimant PI solicitors with fixed-costs ruling

9 July 2021

The Court of Appeal has handed a boost to claimant personal injury solicitors by applying the more generous fixed costs regime for cases where the claimant in a low-value matter dies.

Medico-legal market contracts as Covid hits PI cases

8 July 2021

The value of the medico-legal market fell by 18% to £650m last year because of Covid reducing the number of new personal injury cases and slowing down those already in progress.

Brian calls in Atkinson to lead post-Civil Liability Act strategy

25 June 2021

The former chief executive of NAHL Group has joined innovative claims management company Call Brian as its chairman. It says it allows people to submit a claim in just seven minutes.

Latest figures confirm low take-up by LiPs of whiplash portal

24 June 2021

Low numbers of litigants in person, two law firms dominating claims, and solicitors using the wrong portal have been features of the early days of the whiplash reforms.

Most claimants in new whiplash portal have representation

10 June 2021

Almost all of the people who have started claims in the new Official Injury Claim portal so far are represented, a leading insurer has revealed. A number of bugs have also already emerged.

Work begins on whiplash portal ‘mixed claims’ test cases

2 June 2021

Claimant and insurer representatives have begun work on developing test cases to take to the Court of Appeal for claims that involve both whiplash and non-whiplash injuries.

Charity outlines worries about LiPs navigating new claims portal

2 June 2021

The charity dedicated to supporting litigants in person has expressed serious concerns about the new Official Injury Claim portal and called for more funding for legal support organisations.

Slater & Gordon launches “revolutionary” digital legal services offering

1 June 2021

Slater & Gordon has launched ‘miplatform’, what it says is a ‘first of its kind’ digital legal service that enables clients to progress their matters with little or no direct contact with a lawyer.

“An end to greedy opportunism” – whiplash reforms finally go live

1 June 2021

The Civil Liability Act reforms went live yesterday with the government promising an end to “greedy opportunism” while claimant representatives deemed it a “sad day for justice”.

NAHL to exit conveyancing as it targets PI law firm growth

25 May 2021

NAHL plc is set to sell its residential conveyancing business as it looks to focus on growing its personal injury law firm in the wake of a difficult Covid-affected year for the business.

Leading PI firm recruits as it diversifies into business energy claims

19 May 2021

Private equity-backed Winn Solicitors is ramping up its operation to handle mis-sold business energy contracts as it bids to diversify from its core personal injury business.

“Hopelessly complicated” whiplash portal guide slammed

13 May 2021

The 64-page users guide for litigants in person navigating the new Official Injury Claim portal has been strongly criticised by a leading academic for being “hopelessly complicated”.

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