High-Value Damages: Managing chronic pain claims

Nina Goolamali advises on how to approach chronic pain cases ‘In order to litigate [chronic pain claims] effectively, advisors should obtain early and extensive disclosure, commit to front loading costs and select the expert team carefully in order to assess the evidential strengths and weaknesses at the first available opportunity.’ The 12th edition of the …
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Burden And Standard Of Proof: Cash for crash

David Sawtell examines the growing instance of personal injury fraud ‘Defending a case on the grounds that it is fraudulent is expensive and time consuming. Sometimes it appears that the case would have little merit if it went to trial.’ Personal injury fraud is now big business. Last year’s report by the BBC’s Panorama program …
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Evidence: Problem issues and problem clients

Lisa Sullivan and Martyn Mcleish offer practical tips on how to navigate claims where allegations of exaggeration may arise ‘The defence operates as a rule of public policy by which an otherwise perfectly proper claim will not be allowed to proceed or a particular head of loss cannot be recovered because it offends public conscience …
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