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Litigant in Person

A Litigant in Person (sometime referred to as a “LiP”) is someone who represents themselves in a civil legal action, without the advice, guidance and representation of a lawyer. From 31 May 2021, a person can represent themselves as a LiP to get compensation following a road traffic accident in England or Wales if they have suffered a whiplash injury. This is done via a self-serve online portal system called the Official Injury Claim portal (or OIC). Below are links to some useful information about the OIC claim process for making a claim:

  1. OIC Guide to Making a Claim Under the RTA Small Claims Protocol
  2. OIC Guide to Legal ‘Jargon’
  3. Medco guide to remote examination (v10)
  4. Complaints Policy for Unrepresented Claimants
  5. Frequently Asked Questions for Unrepresented Claimants

Whiplash Reforms Seminar

9 March 2020

Last week members of our Operational and Sales team attended the Whiplash Reforms update Seminar in London to get the latest news on the Whiplash reforms.

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MedCo Accreditation Deadline Extension

Industry News : 24 March 2016

MedCo has announced that the deadline for the training accreditation programme is to be extended to 1st June 2016.

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Insurers want action to curb ‘The New Whiplash'

Industry News : 27 July 2015

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have called for disease claims to be subject to fixed costs.  Claims such as Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) have been increasing and insurers say they are adding to the cost of insurance premiums and holding up the progress of claims.

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Clinical Negligence Fees to be capped

Clinical Negligence News : 21 July 2015

The government have confirmed they intend to apply strict limits on the fees incurred in Medical negligence cases against the NHS in England.

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Fundamental Dishonesty Rule Change

Industry News : 22 April 2015

Last week, the government implemented, as part of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, new rules which prevent a claimant receiving compensation if they have been found to be fundamentally dishonest, unless the decision would lead to substantial injustice.

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Doctors Chambers Registered as a Tier 1 MRO

Company News : 25 March 2015

We are delighted to announce that Doctors Chambers has been registered and been accepted as a Tier 1 MRO. View our Guide to MedCo>>

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Online Motoring pleas go National

Industry News : 19 March 2015

The Ministry of Justice have revealed that almost one-third of people accused of low-level traffic offences have taken up the opportunity to plead online.  

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Online Court Services

Industry News : 5 March 2015

A report by the independent Civil Justice Council says a new internet based court service run by the government should be created to handle low-value civil claims. 

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Medical Negligence claims and the NHS

Clinical Negligence News : 23 February 2015

Last year the NHS Litigation Authority paid out £1.6bn for legal claims against the NHS and it has set aside £26.1 to cover outstanding liabilities. This is a quarter of their annual budget.

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The UK trial Driverless Cars!

Industry News : 16 February 2015

Last week the first trials of Driverless cars began across the country.  Milton Keynes, Bristol, Coventry and Greenwich were at the centre of the launch. So is this the beginning of a safer, less congested, driverless future?  

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