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Control Your Own Destiny (or someone else will)

Charles Darwin said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” And he made a great point, as valid in business as it is in nature. Continue reading

Motor Insurance Premiums Creeping Up

According to the AA, the cost of car insurance could rise by up to 10% in 2015 – a prediction which flies in the face of recent trends and will surprise many working in and commentating on the industry. Continue reading

Update On Medco

Reforms to the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents and associated Civil Procedure Rules, such as the introduction of fixed cost medical reports, have already been made and continue to kick in with possibly the most significant development, MedCo, set to go live in April. From then, only officially registered medicolegal experts and MROs will be able to provide reports in support of RTA soft tissue injury claims. We’ve already registered our interest, as have a good number of the firms we work with. Have you? The clock is ticking so get your paperwork filed.

Faster Access to Vital Evidence for Mesothelioma Victims

Sufferers of the terminal respiratory condition mesothelioma will benefit from swifter access to their medical history and employment records, following the announcement of new measures in the Deregulation Bill to be introduced by the government. It has also been confirmed that no immediate changes will be made to the no-win no-fee arrangements for mesothelioma cases after a recent legal ruling. Continue reading

Aviva Questions NIHL Claim Quality as MLA’s Deafness Screening Shines

Top insurer Aviva has attacked CMCs and lawyers this month following empirical research showing ‘spurious’ NIHL cases as on the rise. Continue reading

Fast Forward A Year From Now

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got: a mantra often used in marketing and one I used to believe in but now even this safe advice is outdated. In an environment where change is a constant, if you just keep doing the same things you won’t stand still anymore. You’ll go backwards. Fast! Continue reading

All Systems Go For Medco

Since David Cameron held his inaugural motor insurance summit in February 2012, the Government has been working on plans to reform the process and reduce the numbers and costs of whiplash claims. Part of a wider public interest initiative to address rising motor insurance premiums and eradicate speculative or fraudulent claims for compensation, the sometimes over-zealous, sometimes confusing and interminable process of consultations, leaked ideas to test the water, and claim and counter claim by vested interest is almost over. Continue reading

Three Magic Words

Digital. Social. Mobile. The end of 2014 saw something of a tipping point in the way we as businesses and individuals communicate. New records were set, technology came of age and what had been emerging habits were cemented into our psyches forever. The world changed and those three little words became dominant in many aspects of life. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution? Why not try MLA for NIHL Reporting!

The festive season has come and gone, with many of us now resolving to change a few things for 2015 – whether that be a new fitness regime, reconnecting with old friends – or trying a totally new experience. Continue reading

VAT Note with Changes

From April 2015, the rules relating to VAT for any business which offers early settlement discounts are changing. This includes MROs. Continue reading

 
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