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Medical experts in whiplash cases must be accredited by 1 January 2016

Medical experts wanting to provide initial reports in whiplash cases must be accredited by MedCo from 1 January 2016, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced.

December 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Firms prepare judicial review challenge to government plans for whiplash medical reports

A group of seven personal injury firms, including Express Solicitors and Quindell Legal Services and joined by the QualitySolicitors network, is preparing a judicial review to challenge the government’s overhaul of medical reporting in whiplash cases, it has emerged.

December 5th, 2014 | No Comments »

Grayling gets it wrong on whiplash

Justice secretary Chris Grayling blundered yesterday afternoon when he announced that medical experts had only three months, from January 2015 to 1 April 2015, to become accredited under the government’s new MedCo scheme.

December 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Four in ten experts do not think whiplash accreditation scheme will raise standards, survey finds

Almost four in ten expert witnesses do not believe that government plans to introduce compulsory accreditation for expert witnesses in whiplash cases will raise standards, a survey has found.

November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Random allocation of medical experts is “barking mad”, leading supplier says

The head of one of the biggest suppliers of medical reports has described government plans to introduce random allocation of experts in whiplash cases as “barking mad”.

November 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

CJC calls for tighter controls on links between claimant solicitors and experts in whiplash cases

The Civil Justice Council has called for controls on links between claimant solicitors and medical reporting organisations and experts to be extended beyond situations where there is a financial connection.

October 8th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

ABI portal to control medical evidence in whiplash cases

A portal created by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and known as ‘MedCo’ will be sole point of access for lawyers seeking medical reports on whiplash cases, under Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans.

September 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

MPs call for caution on medical panels for whiplash cases

MPs on the transport select committee have called for caution in the introduction of independent medical panels for whiplash cases, while demanding a complete ban on pre-medical offers by insurance companies.

July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Doctors Chambers seeks external investor

Doctors Chambers, which describes itself as the “UK’s largest independently owned providers of independent medical evidence”, is looking for an external investor to fund overseas expansion.

June 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

ABI calls for greater cut in fees for whiplash medical reports “to remove referral element”

The government’s proposed 10% cut in fixed fees for doctors’ medical reports on whiplash cases does not go far enough, the Association of British Insurers has said, while claimant groups says independence of the agency commissioning them is a red herring.

June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »