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Parker and Marshall to lead working group on clinical negligence fixed costs

Parker: CJC member

Two of the ‘big beasts’ of the injury world are to lead the new Civil Justice Council (CJC) working group set up to consider fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in clinical negligence claims with a value of £25,000 or less, it has emerged.

Leading defendant insurance lawyer Andrew Parker has been named chair, with David Marshall vice-chair.

Mr Parker is head of strategic litigation at DAC Beachcroft, with a wide-ranging agenda across injury claims. He is also a former president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers and a current solicitor member of the CJC, which is why he is the chair.

Mr Marshall, managing partner at south London firm Anthony Gold, is a clinical negligence lawyer and former Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president. He currently chairs the Law Society’s civil justice committee.

The CJC said further membership of the group would be announced in due course.

The terms of reference are:

The working party was set up following last week’s long-awaited publication [1] of the Department of Health’s report on its consultation on introducing FRC.