UK first - Whiplash Claims Doctor is Ordered to Pay Defendant’s Costs
In this RTA case (somewhat topically involving whiplash), the medical expert has paid the costs of the successful Defendant. Is this Precedent setting or unique? It’s certainly a mess as the medical expert, Dr Grace Kerali is now embarking upon defamation proceedings arising out of press releases that followed the case. Find out more here.
Light-hearted fun with Kerry Underwood who has published his Predictions for 2017
Legal Aid News
Remember this infographic from July 2016? The map highlighted legal aid advice deserts for housing and debt maters throughout the UK. This week, it appears that the situation has deteriorated with new advice desert “hot spots” located in the north of England with expressions of interest for a sizeable number of new matter starts being invited from existing legal aid contract suppliers based in the north of England. Find out more here.
High Cost Case News
For high cost case specialists, details of two “ tweaks” announced by the MOJ to high cost case processes and CCMS will need to be read and can be found here and here .
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David Smith, Head of Legal Aid and Training at John M Hayes featured in our blog this week, sharing some unexpected hobbies and a love of obscure Icelandic music – find out more here
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