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ADVOCATE’S ADVICE: Case planning

27 November 2015  

Bill Braithwaite sets out the optimum management of a catastrophic injury claim and the impact on recoverable costs

I believe very strongly that catastrophic injury claims should be managed along certain lines, and that, if it is done well, there will be a significant upward impact on costs. I realise that my experience is limited to brain and spine, but I’m sure that the principles would apply to other major claims. Also, every case is different, and so not all the suggestions below will be relevant. What I think is more important is the approach to the whole litigation process, trying to make sure that the claimant and his or her rehabilitation and treatment come first, and managing the family so that they can withstand the intrusion of lawyers and experts.

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