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Over 40% of medical negligence cases take two or more years to settle, research reveals

Deborah Evans (new)

It takes two years or more for 42% of medical negligence cases to settle or for damages to be awarded by the courts, research by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has revealed. The figures were obtained from the Compensation Recovery Unit, through a freedom of information request.

September 4th, 2015

Exclusive: MedCo begins to mete out disciplinary sanctions to MROs and law firms

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MedCo has started to show its teeth, suspending medical reporting organisations (MROs) for failing to provide proof of the required financial bond, and warning law firms for breaches of its user agreement, Legal Futures can reveal.

September 3rd, 2015

CJC outlines reforms to make DBAs more popular – but holds back over hybrid agreements

Rachael Mulheron

The Civil Justice Council working party on damages-based agreements has fallen short of calling for hybrid agreements to be allowed, but told the government that if it wants to ban their use, “then it owes it to the legal marketplace to make that entirely plain”. But it did recommend that recoverable costs should be excluded from DBA caps.

September 2nd, 2015

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