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Insurers respond to MedCo review with call for regulation of MROs

There should be a complete ban on pre-medical offers, claimant representatives have argued in responses to the government’s call for evidence on the MedCo portal, while insurers called for the regulation of medical reporting organisations.

September 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

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

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 | 1 Comment »

APIL backs £25,000 limit for medical negligence fixed fees

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has said it can “see the rationale” for fixing medical negligence fees for claimants in cases worth up to £25,000, where the NHS Litigation Authority admitted liability.

August 27th, 2015 | No Comments »

Government increases Mesothelioma Act payments

The government has announced that it will increase tariff payments under the Mesothelioma Act to 100%, rather than 80%, of the average damages they would have achieved in the courts.

February 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

APIL anger over discount rate delay

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has reacted angrily to confirmation from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of a further delay to the review of the discount rate for personal injury cases.

August 26th, 2014 | No Comments »

Expert accreditation scheme for whiplash claims “by end of year”, MoJ says

The Ministry of Justice has promised to roll out “a robust accreditation process” for medical experts in whiplash cases by the end of the year. Banning law firms from owning medical reporting agencies will also be included in this “second tranche” of reforms.

August 6th, 2014 | 3 Comments »