Invitation from James Maxey to discuss new RTA whiplash medical proposals

Dear Colleague, Please excuse the interruption. This email is about the Lord Faulks QC letter of 2nd May (click here to read) and the proposals for the reform of medical examinations/medical agencies. I am the Managing Director and one of the owners here at Ontime Group and am also one of the owners of Express… Continue reading Invitation from James Maxey to discuss new RTA whiplash medical proposals

Jackson Reforms – One Year On

We are now over a year on following the significant changes to the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and the implementation of The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Who would have thought this time last year that the MP on the lips of the legal profession would be the MP for… Continue reading Jackson Reforms – One Year On

Medical agency fee breakdowns: Is there really an obligation to disclose?

When dealing with disputed medical expert fees  in low value claims, claimant solicitors have heard  countless  arguments from their opponents that they  are required to disclose a breakdown of the  medical agency invoice and that they should recover no more than the rate provided in the Medical Reporting Organising Agreement guideline (MROA) for a medical… Continue reading Medical agency fee breakdowns: Is there really an obligation to disclose?

Guideline hourly rates – Guidelines not Tramlines

This week, we focus on the often misunderstood topic of The Supreme Court Costs Office (SCCO) Guideline Hourly Rates. There is more misunderstanding about the SCCO rates than in any other aspect of costs. Quite simply they do not apply to anything other than summary assessment.

Post-Mitchell life: not as strict as we thought?

The recent judgment in (1) Mark Forstater (2) Mark Forstater Productions Ltd v (1) Python (Monty Pictures Ltd (2) Freeway Cam (UK) Ltd [2013] EWHC 3759 shows there is perhaps a silver lining to the looming grey cloud that is the Mitchell judgment. As we are all aware, Mitchell laid down incredibly strict rules for compliance, with… Continue reading Post-Mitchell life: not as strict as we thought?

Common Sense Prevails

On 25th February 2014 our client was granted relief from sanctions from an Order made by Nottingham County Court that the Claimant’s budget shall comprise only of court fees. This Order was made following a submission advanced by the Defendant that the Claimant had filed a budget that was defective as the Claimant’s budget was… Continue reading Common Sense Prevails