The Motor Accident Solicitors Society has raised concerns over the development process of the new Litigant in Person Portal.
It’s all change for the country this morning as Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she would step down from office after failing to unite MPs on the way the UK should leave the European Union.
Changes to Medco proposed in a government consultation could offer too much choice to claimants, the body has warned, potentially creating confusion.
The government has launched a consultation on a revised medical reporting process for road traffic accident claims.
Medco has started consulting over the creation of a 'litigants in person' portal on the back of the government's whiplash Bill.
Former Quindell business Mobile Doctors has laid out plans to capture 10% of the medical report market by 2021.
Over two decades ago, a quintet sat down to formulate the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims. Post gathered four [Nigel Tomkins, then of Thompsons could not make it] back together to reflect on their influence, lessons learned and the…
The board of Medco has removed Tier 1 status from four organisations and suspended two as part of its ongoing audit programme.
The development of the Medco platform is being stalled by the shelved whiplash consultation and the general election.
Working with government, regulators and trade bodies to build public trust in insurance is a common aim of our profession and more important than ever when considering today's unnecessary claims culture.
Medco has appointed Martin Heskins as executive chairman with responsibility for the new strategic direction of the personal injury portal.
Insurers are being urged to re-examine whiplash evidence provided by a doctor accused of exaggerating personal injury claims.
The final Claims Club meeting of 2016 considered the virtual and surreal worlds facing the motorist today and the opportunities, risks and risk management issues of maturing telematics technology.
Simon Stanfield was elected chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society the day before the Ministry of Justice published its consultation paper on whiplash reform.
This week was an historic week for the world as it watched Americans choose their 45th president.
As many as 134 ‘shell’ companies have been suspended from the Medco system following the implementation of revised qualifying criteria.
News broke recently that the Ministry of Justice has no appetite to go ahead with proposed whiplash reforms at the moment.
Medco was created to change the way medical reports were sourced in soft tissue injury claims, offering up randomised but accredited experts.
The government needs to publish the long-awaited consultation on its proposed reforms to remove general damages for whiplash and raise the small claims track limit to £5000.
Headlines continue to scream out - compensation culture, crash-for-cash, ambulance-chasing lawyers.
The Ministry of Justice decision to leave formal regulation of Medco’s medical reporting organisations on the backburner is a “missed opportunity”, according to commentators, amid hopes the government department’s pledge to keep the issue under review…
For insurance lawyers, 2015 has been marked by the Medco portal going live in a sustained effort to reform whiplash claims. But the year has also seen major rulings regarding aggregation, costs and rates, all expected to have wide-ranging implications.
Christmas is a time for reflection on the past year and to think about what 2016 might bring.
Medical reporting organisation Speed Medical is to appeal the judgment in its judicial review into the implementation and operation of Medco.