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Insurer loses bid to appeal indemnity costs issue in unusual case where expert agreed to cover its costs

An insurer has failed to convince a judge that a medical expert who agreed to cover its costs in a whiplash case should be ordered to pay on the indemnity basis. Ageas Insurance appealed against the ruling at Liverpool County Court, but the appeal was rejected by the High Court.

May 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

High Court: medical reporting organisations “closely involved” in design of MedCo

A High Court judge has described how the Association of Medical Reporting Associations was “closely involved” in the design of MedCo, the portal for expert evidence in whiplash cases. The full ruling from the Speed Medical judicial review has now been published.

December 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Small claims increase “unlikely” next year, MASS says

An increase in the small claims limit for whiplash cases is “unlikely” before the end of next year, the Motor Accident Solicitors Society has said. MASS said the Ministry of Justice would consult on whether the increase should be applied more widely.

December 15th, 2015 | No Comments »

Speed Medical to appeal after High Court backs MoJ on MedCo

Speed Medical has said it will appeal after the High Court this morning rejected its judicial review and backed the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over the operation of MedCo, the portal for expert evidence in whiplash cases.

December 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Hearing loss claims could be brought into MedCo regime, MoJ official suggests

MedCo, the portal for medical evidence in whiplash cases, could be extended to hearing loss claims, a senior civil servant at the Ministy of Justice has suggested. Richard Mason also said that the government had confidence in the scheme.

November 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

MedCo chooses Bond Solon and Docslot to accredit expert witnesses

MedCo, the new system for sourcing medical reports in whiplash cases, has announced that Bond Solon and Docslot have been chosen as the first two companies to accredit experts.

October 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

Finally – the number of MROs registered with MedCo is revealed

There are 175 medical reporting organisations – including 14 ‘tier 1’ providers – registered with MedCo, the government’s system for selecting experts in whiplash cases, it was revealed yesterday. Martin Heskins, a director of MedCo, also admitted that it gets “complaints about everything”.

October 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

Not-for-profit association to provide MedCo service for direct experts

A not-for-profit association is to launch a new service next month for claimants wanting to instruct medical experts directly via MedCo. The aim is to ensure experts are more independent and keep most of their fees.

July 20th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

MedCo regime goes live

All medical reports for whiplash claims must now be brought under the MedCo system after it formally went live yesterday. Claimants will be given the choice of one “high-volume national” medical reporting organisation and six smaller ones, or seven medical experts.

April 7th, 2015 | No Comments »

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 »