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August 2011

IT'S A KNOCKOUT - CHARITY CHALLENGE

In July 40 of Premex’s employees dodged water jets and navigated their way over giant colourful inflatables in a charity version of the 1980s TV game show, ‘It’s a Knockout’. We are delighted to report that one of the teams entered by Premex succeeded in battling its way through the entire course and was crowned ‘It’s a Knockout’ champions.

CJC’S WORKING PARTY

The Civil Justice Council is creating a working party and holding an Autumn conference to discuss the introduction of qualified one way costs shifting (‘QOCS’) in personal injury cases. Read on for how you can get involved.

VU DIRECT

After experiencing the benefits of Vu; Premex’s online appointment booking system, law firms Delta Legal and Handley Law took the next step and integrated it with their Proclaim case management system. Both have experienced numerous benefits, notably a reduction in case management timescales. In a single click users can take all relevant data on their client and prepopulate Vu, saving an average of 30 minutes per case.

PREMEX AFFIRMS POSITION REGARDING EDWARDS-TUBB V JD WETHERSPOON

You will by now be aware of the recent case Edwards-Tubb v JD Wetherspoon PLC which ruled in order to prevent ‘expert shopping. To recap, the Court of Appeal ruled that a court will normally require disclosure of a previous expert's report as the price of granting permission to obtain evidence from a new expert, whether instructed pre or post proceedings to discourage 'expert shopping'. To that end we would like to re-affirm our position when we are instructed on re-examination and multiple report cases.

BRIBERY ACT 2010 – TOP TIPS FOR SOLICITORS

Premex regularly discusses issues of concern to our customers and rarely has a piece of legislation caused so much head scratching as the Bribery Act 2010. To help you understand what this could mean for your business, Premextra has a few handy tips right here.

RTA PORTAL UNRAVELS THE STATS

The fixed cost RTA Claims Portal has a wide collection of fans and detractors; however the issue of whether it should be expanded has struggled to get any real debating time, until now. Read on for Premextra’s view.