PI and Clinical Negligence Litigation in England and Wales is:
- Old fashioned; and
- It's all done on paper!
“PIcArbs Arbitration should be used more in catastrophic injuries cases”
David Fisher APIL Brain and Spinal injuries conference 2018
“You should be using PIcArbs arbitration “
Colin Ettinger APIL Brain and Spinal injuries conference 2018
"This was the first time we had used the PIcArbs Arbitration System, it was a refreshing change to the usual litigation process. Access to the Arbitrator was quick and efficient. We found that it promoted negotiation between the parties which resulted in a sensible and open claim’s process. We would be more than happy to submit future claims through this Arbitration process and we thank Mr Rowley QC for his prompt and supportive responses to the party’s queries."
Lisa Smith - Barrister - Thorneycroft Solicitors
Our panels are highly experienced barristers from the leading chambers
We take a collegiate approach to help parties resolve their claims
“Litigation should be a last resort. As part of this Protocol, the parties should consider whether negotiation or some other form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) might enable them to resolve their dispute without commencing proceedings. ... options for resolving disputes without commencing proceedings are: ...
(c) arbitration, a third party deciding the dispute; and
(d) early neutral evaluation, a third party giving an informed opinion on the dispute.”
PIcArbs and CADR have combined to provide a fast and efficient costs arbitration system to resolve any costs issues after the substantive arbitration is completed.
Assessment start to finish takes 3 months using e-filing and experienced costs arbitrators:
Arbitration is binding, mediation is not.
Neutral Evaluation is part of PIcArbs Arbitration system, the Parties request it once sufficient evidence is e-filed.