Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Personal injury, medical and clinical negligence disputes can be difficult by nature, blending a mixture of complex technical issues such as liability, causation and quantum with sensitive personal issues and often high emotions.
However, the field has a long standing history of utilising Alternative Dispute Resolution methods to find settlement, with the effective use of mediation, round table negotiations, neutral evaluation and expert determination, offering parties swift resolution in a confidential and safe environment. Claimants and defendants are given a unique opportunity to tackle the problem together, often meeting for the first time since the accident or incident, and to consider more creative solutions beyond the financial recompense. Not only are settlements found swiftly, but parties using these methods also report a deeper sense of closure than those involved in lengthy and difficult litigation through the courts.
Our Personal injury and clinical negligence team includes some of the leading dispute specialists in this sector and have been instrumental in resolving a number of ground breaking and high profile disputes in the field.
Our highly experienced mediators and neutrals can also assist with consultancy assignments to develop organisational capability and capacity for resolving conflict including dispute systems design, introducing mediation, developing formal policies and procedures, establishing informal communication protocols and coaching managers and teams through change.