Litigation Support

Court & Hearings

Court & Hearings

Inquest Legal can assist law firms – particularly clinical negligence and personal injury firms, with attendance at Coroner Court Inquests, and County Court Hearings in chambers – such as Costs & Case Management Hearings, Infant Settlement Approval Hearings and telephone hearings such as CCMC’s and general applications etc. We have 14 years of experience in conducting clinical negligence litigation and inquests, including Coroner Court and County Court advocacy and hearings. You may consider that we can offer a competitive alternative to junior counsel in this area of law, with hourly rates significantly less than ‘grade D’ but enabling you to outsource to a reliable ‘grade A’ service.

When instructing Inquest Legal on an agency basis, we will provide you with a detailed file note of work undertaken, so that you can bill profit costs for our chargeable hours at your own rate – enabling you to realise a profitable uplift whenever we work together. Get in touch to see how Inquest Legal can help your team today.

Witness Statements

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Inquest Legal can provide a first rate, CPR compliant witness statement service, and are happy to provide a personalised client attendance / home visit where required.

With Inquest Legal assisting you on an agency basis – you can have the peace of mind, knowing that an experienced, professional clinical negligence expert will meet with your client and obtain a detailed, factual statement relevant to the issues in the claim – in a calm, sensitive manner – which will reflect well on your firm.

We will promptly deliver the finished draft statement together with any comments, further analysis or relevant research which may assist you with ongoing investigations into the claim – within 7 days or attendance. You can be assured of a diligent, experienced approach and a comprehensive, CPR compliant statement returned to you within the timescale agreed.

By outsourcing your witness statement (and other) requirements to Inquest Legal on an agency basis you will – in line with current case law – be able to bill profit costs at your hourly rate, thereby enabling you to realise a significant uplift in profit at the end of the case. Inquest Legal will provide a detailed file note of work undertaken on your firms behalf to assist in the recovery of fees on an agency basis.

We hope you will come to view instructing Inquest Legal on this basis as a win-win for your firm, particularly in the light of increasing downward pressure on legal costs and the forthcoming spectre of the Government’s planned fixed fee cap on costs in clinical negligence. Get in touch today to see how Inquest Legal can work with your firm in supplementing your ‘grade A’ offering whilst simultaneously improving profit cost recovery.

Client Attendance

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Inquest Legal has a great deal of experience in dealing with clients. We are familiar with dealing with large and complex organisations, yet equally skilled in being able to deal sympathetically and sensitively with bereaved families and individuals who have been injured through medical treatment.

We can assist you in any client attendance, required for e.g. witness statements (one off, or regular service), document and CFA signing / sign-up and for any other times when an experienced personal touch is required.

Perhaps you would rather not release a hard-working fee-earner from the office for the morning, afternoon or day – for example – when you have a last-minute document you require filing at Court or an urgent claim form which needs issuing that day?

We may be helpful to your firm when costs recovery may be an issue and we can keep costs down, or where you require an experienced ‘grade-a’ clinical negligence lawyer for a face to face client meeting or attendance – once again, in these circumstances you can achieve increased profits where Inquest Legal is instructed on an agency basis. Get in touch if you would like more information.

Case & Medical Records Analysis / Locum Cover / Medical Records Sorting*

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With 10 years of front-line NHS clinical experience, degrees in Health Science and Law and 14 years in both claimant and defendant medical negligence litigation, including to Director level – you will be in safe hands if you require Inquest Legal to assist with review of your new client enquiries, medical records or locum cover for holidays, maternity leave or long-term sickness.

Inquest Legal already works with leading medical records sorting agency – DMR Collation as Legal Consultant to the business.

*While Inquest Legal do not sort, screen or paginate medical records we can recommend DMR and would be very happy to introduce you to their excellent, award winning service.

If you would like to discuss working with Inquest Legal to assist with your business – for case and/or medical records analysis, locum cover or indeed any of our services, please do get in touch.

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