Case Settled

Once you have decided to accept an offer, your lawyer will liaise with the defendant’s side to confirm your acceptance. A cheque for the settlement amount will be sent to your lawyer, who will confirm that it is correct, before sending it to you.

At that stage, your case will be settled. Your lawyer will need to retain the file pertaining to your case for a period of eight years (unless the case involves a minor, in which case the files are retained for life).

If a case settles after court proceedings have started, your lawyer will need to formally end court proceedings via a consent order. This document is drawn up and agreed by both parties and may incorporate the settlement terms. Your lawyer will advise if you need to be involved with any element of the order. The court then deals with the order and concludes your case.

Joint Settlement Meeting Case Management Conference Directions Given Issue Court Proceedings Case Concluded Negotiation Check Evidence Seek Evidence Liability Denied Liability Accepted Letter of Claim Sent Case Taken On Court Case Settled
Information

Joint Settlement Meeting

In some circumstances we may need to hold a joint settlement meeting to reach a final settlement on your case.

Information

Case Management Conference

Once court proceedings have started, a case can have one or more case management conferences at any point before it reaches trial.  

Information

Directions Given

Claimants and defendants are both required to directions to the court about how the case will progress.

Information

Issue Court Proceedings

Usually, your lawyer will advise that it is appropriate to issue court proceedings on your case if it has reached an impasse or because your claim needs to be protected.  


Information

Case Concluded

Your case will conclude with the presiding judge making a decision on whether your claim has been successful or not.

Information

Negotiation

Negotiation of your case, based on the evidence presented from both sides.

Information

Check Evidence

Your lawyer will check received evidence for accuracy and legitimacy.

Information

Seek Evidence

Gathering of evidence is essential whether or not the defendant denies responsibility or not.

Information

Liability Denied

Denial of liabilty means the most likely next steps include gathering supporting evidence to present to the defendant.

Information

Liability Accepted

If the insurer accepts liability, the case can proceed to a monetary settlement.

Information

Letter of Claim Sent

This stage confirms in writing the case, injuries and financial losses you have suffered.

Information

Case Taken On

This stage will encompass your initial discussions with JMW about your case, and assessing your suitability to claim.

Information

Court

At this point we prepare all evidence for your court hearing.

Information

Case Settled

At this point you could choose to accept the defendants offer or not.

Wildcard SSL Certificates