CFA Assessment - Personal Injury
CFA Assessment Service (51%+ prospects group) - Personal Injury Cases
Clerksroom have a group of barristers who provide a CFA assessment service.
Members of the group offer to assess Personal Injury Claims (El/PL/OL & RTA) and advise on merits. Please send papers for assessment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial & Chancery matters are evaluated on an individual basis. Please also send any requests for assessment to email@example.com in the first instance or call the clerks on 0845 083 3000.
- If a claim is accepted, a feenote is issued for the work done.
- If a claim is not accepted, the barrister will provide reasons in writing to the file handler and a zero feenote is returned with the papers.
- Instructions to attend a hearing can only be considered for CFA funding if they are received at least 7 days in advance of any hearing date.
- Detailed reasons are provided by the barrister to the file handler for any refusal to accept on a CFA and a branded template will be set up. Reasons are set out clearly as points in the letter. (Not a short email 1 liner)
- The barrister will call the file handler to discuss the reasons for decline or review before rejecting and sending reasons, or the barrister will offer to hold a telephone discussion if required once the file handler has read the reasons.
- The barrister will help identify any areas where the firm could improve their instructions, quality, training and some will offer to provide in-house training.
- The firm provides a named contact for feedback as it is not always appropriate to feed back to the file handler, particularly where training is the issue or concerns about judgement.
- Clerksroom provide a named member of staff to be the first point of contact for any issue arising from the service provided by Clerksroom staff or barristers.
- We have created a “CFA Service Group” on our case management system and add those wishing to agree to these terms to the group. Others may accept CFA but will have individual terms.
- Where a barrister rejects a case on CFA and we are requested to for a second opinion, we are happy to offer to find two further counsel to consider on a CFA. We hope you will agree that three rejections is sufficient.
- Where a case is conducted at trial and lost, a lost case report will be sent to the firm's contact (not the file handler) with a note of the hearing and identification of any training issues.