Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

including the introduction of Medco, a round robin system for selecting medical experts in low-value RTA claims which created its own challenges. The attempt to save costs was at the expense of freedom of choice and the claimant’s lawyer was no longer allowed to use their expertise to identify a suitably skilled independent expert. There has been an imposition of a host of different portals and fixed costs for all sorts of medium--to-low-value work; an increasing downward pressure on interparty costs recovery. This has clearly had the effect of shifting more costs towards the claimant, which inevitably eats into their compensation for damages. The Jackson reforms shifted the burden of paying the success fees and the ATE EXPERT INSIGHT 51 Choosing the right personal injury solicitor to represent you in your claim is a daunting process for some.

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