Adding Insult to Injury 7.0

The Settlement Process: This article looks at a slightly different subject, namely some of the issues that arise when trying to settle the professional negligence claim.

Adding Insult to Injury 6.0

The sixth issue, by David Juckes, provides an overview of the proper management of costs and costs risks as an essential part of a personal injury practitioners’ toolkit.

Adding Insult to Injury 5.0

A rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation for Professional Indemnity Lawyers Limitation Questions of limitation in underlying clinical negligence or personal injury cases are frequently the subject matter for consequent professional indemnity litigation. Time limits for injury cases are different from elsewhere in the law and can give rise to particularly complicated […]

Under-settlement and Quantum

A rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation for Professional Indemnity Lawyers Under-settlement and Quantum Where does all the money go in a high value personal or medical injury claim?  The principal heads of loss are care and case management, accommodation, aids and equipment and deputyship, of which by far the largest is […]

Expert Evidence

A rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation for Professional Indemnity Lawyers Expert Evidence Clinical negligence and complex personal injury litigation are unusual in terms of the cost, complexity and range of expert evidence required. The client’s reliance on that evidence is absolute. If the expert evidence is not supportive, the claim will […]

Market Overview

A rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation for Professional Indemnity Lawyers Market Overview Historically the volume of claims against solicitors in the under settlement of a personal or medical injury action has been comparatively low and indemnity payments have been smaller than for many other areas of legal activity. However, this may […]

Adding Insult to Injury: Issue 4

A rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation (and how it goes wrong) for Professional Indemnity Lawyers Documentary and Witness Evidence For the professional negligence lawyer, this aspect of personal injury litigation will seem happily familiar. Nevertheless, some dangers and oddities lurk in the shadows and it is worthwhile knowing where they hide. […]