The Law Med Medical Negligence Panel is an Unincorported Association of Law Society Approved and Inspected Clinical Negligence Panel Members who operate as Freelance Lawyers.
The members have to commit to high standards of customer care and service, ongoing technical professional development and minimum standards of funding. The aim of the Law Med – Medical Negligence Panel is to bring about a high standard of professional representation for clinical negligence clients and a removal of this litigation from claims companies and high volume personal injury practitioners who lack the credibility and technical skill to complete these claims appropriately.
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Worried About legal charges or hidden clauses?
We know that there are plenty of law firms in the uk who are only interested in the money that your instruction can bring. They see every claim as an opportunity for profit and they see every customer as a means of achieving that profit.
These claims based law firms are not new. They have only one aim and only one focus, frequently they have no real expertise of their own they are essentially claims processors.
Ultimately, such firms fail, however there is no doubt that they do a lot of damage to the reputation of real expert lawyers and real specialists. That is why the Law Society set up the specialist accreditation panels. These panels are only populated by Solicitors and other lawyers who have proven technical skills and long standing experience. They are real experts and it is no surprise that they are typically more successful and more targeted in their approach to instructions. They will typically only take an instruction from the public if they believe that there is a realistic prospect of success. They base this on years of experience of similar actions. They will therefore offer the public the best deal in terms of funding. They can do this as they are typically trusted by insurers and litigation funders alike. They are the professional core of any complex litigation and they are the best choice for your clinical action.
How Long Will A Claim Take?
It is no easy thing for anyone to state at the outset how long any claim will take. So much depends on the other side. If a Defendant wishes to defend a claim, rather than admit, there is going to be a long drawn out procedure. It is possible for a complex clinical claim to conclude very quickly. Our members report that some actions can be concluded within 6 months. However, it is fair to say that concluded actions of of under 12 months are still very rare. The majority of clinical / medical / surgical and dental actions will require both sides to have expert evidence. Such evidence is practically difficult to obtain quickly. More often than not a claim of 12 – 18 months is the more likely scenario with litigated (court) actions taking from 18 months onward to complete. Do not be fooled by any law firm who promises a quick resolution. In clinical claims fast resolutions really are rare.
if you need to discuss any aspect of your treatment or the way in which you feel the negligence needs to be assessed then by all means get in contact and one of our members will take you through the typical process of a claim and what the various stages represent to you and to them. There are no time limits on such a consultation and it is not a “sales” call – feel free go ahead and call or email.