Joint Settlement Meeting

A joint settlement meeting is a meeting held to discuss your case, with a view to achieving a settlement. Either side can propose holding a joint settlement meeting once court proceedings have started on a case. It can also be proposed by the court, and in more complex cases, the court is likely to propose one to try and settle a claim without the need to progress to court.

The format of these meetings is that the claimant and defendant teams take up separate rooms. Your lawyer (and a barrister) will meet the defendant team in a third ‘neutral’ room to discuss the case, and report back to you on the discussions and any settlement offers made. You are also able to put forward settlement offers at a joint settlement meeting.

Your lawyer will provide you with further advice, should your case reach joint settlement meeting stage. It is extremely rare that cases do not settle in a joint settlement meeting.

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Joint Settlement Meeting

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

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Complying with Timetable

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

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Court Issues Timetable

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

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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.  

 

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Case Concluded

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

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Negotiation

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

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Check Evidence

Your lawyer will check received evidence for accuracy and legitimacy.

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Seek Evidence

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

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Liability Denied

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

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Liability Accepted

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

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Contact Made With Other Party or Their Insurers

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

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Case Taken On

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

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Court Hearing

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

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Case Settled

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

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