CFA risk assessment—personal injury and clinical negligence
CFA risk assessment—personal injury and clinical negligence

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CFA risk assessment—personal injury and clinical negligence

A: General information

Matter reference
Client name
Date of cause of action
Type of claim, eg RTA, employer’s liability, clinical negligence
Brief description of claim

B: The opponent/third party

Can we identify the opponent/third party?Yes/No
Name of opponent/third party
Type of entity
(eg partnership, PLC, company, individual)
Do we have a current address for the opponent/third party?Yes/No/Not known
Does the opponent/third party have insurance to pay the damages our client is claiming?Yes/No/Not known

C: The claim

Are there any concerns about the client’s evidence?
(eg client cannot
recall key events or did not keep records)Yes/No/Not knownIf yes, briefly summarise your concernsDo we have independent evidence to support the client’s claim?Yes/No/Not knownIf yes, briefly summarise the evidenceIs there any evidence to undermine the client’s claim and/or support the third party/opponent?Yes/No/Not knownIf yes, briefly summarise the evidenceCan you predict the potential value of this matter?Yes/NoIf yes, please state the value (either as a figure or within a range)Does one way costs shifting apply?Yes/No
Does this type of case expose the client to Part 36 costs risks, which may reduce or wipe out any damages recovered?

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