Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence

S&G refunds £4,000 deduction in latest Checkmylegalfees clash

10 January 2022

The latest battle between Slater & Gordon and has seen the law firm refund £4,000 it deducted from a client’s damages where he was signed up to a CFA 97 seconds after receiving it.

‘Director deadlock’ on future direction contributed to failure of top PI firm

4 January 2022

Multiple factors contributed to the demise of one-time personal injury giant Hampson Hughes, including the whiplash reforms and the directors disagreeing on its future direction.

Doctors up in arms over ‘pre-conception negligence’ ruling

20 December 2021

Hundreds of doctors around the country have spoken out over the High Court finding a GP negligent for advice given to a mother before conception which led to the birth of a disabled child.

Litigants in person continue to shun Official Injury Claim portal

9 December 2021

The number of claims begun in the Official Injury Claim portal increased in the second quarter of its operation but once more fewer than 10% of them were brought by litigants in person.

“Diligent and caring solicitor” was not dishonest over medical reports

2 December 2021

A personal injury lawyer who the SRA accepted was a “diligent and caring solicitor” but was under “significant pressure” from his employer has been cleared of dishonesty by a tribunal.

MedCo goes it alone as it bids to reduce registration costs

1 December 2021

Medical reporting portal MedCo has begun employing its own staff for the first time after the Motor Insurer’s Bureau stopped providing managed services.

QC criticises NHS Resolution for “unacceptable” delay in settling huge claim

16 November 2021

A leading QC has criticised NHS Resolution for “unacceptable” delays in settling one of the largest ever settlements in a clinical negligence case.

Solicitor struck off for misleading client about settlement

4 November 2021

A solicitor has been struck off after telling a client that her case was ongoing when it had actually settled and using some of the money to pay other clients damages they were not entitled to.

Court allows part of negligence claim against firm to go to trial

1 November 2021

A law firm now part of consolidator Metamorph Law has been only partially successful in striking out a claim over how it advised a client on his clinical negligence case.

Barrister sanctioned for own fundamentally dishonest PI claim

29 October 2021

A non-practising barrister who had his personal injury claim thrown out as fundamentally dishonest has been banned for returning to practice for nine months.

Pandemic “boosted profits of motor insurers by £3.3bn”

28 October 2021

Reduced road traffic accidents and personal injury claims as a result of the pandemic boosted the profits of motor insurers by £3.3bn, research has estimated.

Exclusive: Major private equity house buys top-100 law firm

27 October 2021

The largest dedicated injury law firm in the country has been acquired by a private equity house which has plans to buy and build it into a major consumer law practice, Legal Futures can reveal.

Delays in bringing whiplash claims “may be tactical, not technical”

22 October 2021

Delays in some large law firms registering claims with the new whiplash portal may be less about technical problems and more about tactics, a leading defendant lawyer has suggested.

More than 90% of OIC claims brought by lawyers, first official figures show

21 October 2021

Just under 10% of claims registered with the Official Injury Claim portal in its first three months were brought by litigants in person, the first release of data has shown.

Slater & Gordon to offer ADR for all contested low-value PI claims

15 October 2021

Slater & Gordon is to put all contested minor personal injury claims through alternative dispute resolution in a bid to reduce the length and cost of cases.

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