CFAs and risk assessment in practice
There are many risks associated with running cases on Conditional Fee Agreements. It is not simply a matter of the risk of losing a case. This highly practical book provides practitioners with all the essential information they need to operate a successful Conditional Fee personal injury practice. It not only guides readers to a comprehensive understanding of the subject but also shows how to translate that understanding into everyday case handling and management.* Covers all the essential requirements and principles of CFA work* Examines insurance for CFA work and explains insurance principles* Helps practioners identifying and calculating risk on a case-by-case basis* Offers up-to-date coverage of the law - including discussion of recent judgments such as Halloran v. Delaney (Sept 2002)* Combines practical, first hand experience from both the practitioner and insurer perspective* Clear, concise and user friendly with guides, precedents and flow charts to aid understandingA well-known author team that is second to noneNigel Tomkins and Claire Edwards are highly regarded in the fields of Personal Injury, Insurance and Risk Assessment. Their combined expertise ensures a fresh and unique approach to both the practitioner and insurance side of CFA work.Nigel Tomkins is an independent training and legal consultant and an Associate Professor of Civil Litigation with the College of Law. With more than 30 years' experience as a specialist personal injury lawyer, he is consultant director to and a Fellow of the College of Personal Injury Law and has a reputation as one of the UK's leading personal injury law trainers.Author of a number of works and articles, Tomkins is also the digest editor of the Journal of Personal Injury Law and is a regular broadcaster.Claire Edwards is the Managing Director of Solicitors Services Ltd, managing agent and cover holder for the Aftersure ATE insurance product. Here previous experience includes working with the Law Society of England & Wales in bringing Accident Line Protect onto the market. She has also been a member of the Law Society's CFA Working Party and advised the LCD on ATE Insurance. Edwards has further developed products for Clinical Negligence and Group Litigation and worked with the Legal Services Commission on insurance funding options.
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Access to Justice accident additional liability adverse costs agree Agreement Regulations 2000 Allen & Overy apply barrister basic charges basis Callery v Gray CCFA circumstances Civil Procedure Rules claimant client Collective Conditional Fee Conditional Fee Agreement consider costs judge Costs Practice Direction counsel Court of Appeal damages decision defendant disbursements District Judge ensure entitled event insurance policy event insurance premium event legal expenses Fee Agreements Regulations fee earner Financial Ombudsman Service firm funder funding arrangement funding option identify indemnity insured person issue Justice Act 1999 lawyer legal aid legal expenses insurance legal representative letter of claim liability insurers liable to pay litigation loss means membership organisation opponent paid paragraph paying party personal injury Practice Direction section pre-action protocol reasonable recover recoverable relation relevant risk assessment risk factors road traffic solicitor specific success fee Sun Alliance trade unions underwriter uplift