Our main practice areas include medical and dental defence; employer’s liability; dispute resolution; complex and high value claims; fraud; health & safety; industrial disease; motor claims; policy disputes; product liability; public liability; recoveries; risk management; stress and chronic pain disorder claims.
We may be a niche practice but we punch well above our weight. At AIA we provide a top tier partner led service at regional associate fee earner hourly rates.
We are able to act as legal advisers to insurers, self-insured, syndicates, loss adjusters and brokers, as well as corporate clients. We are also happy to advise clients who for whatever reason may not have policy cover in place.
We provide a comprehensive range of services from initial investigations through to catastrophic multi-party claims, both in the UK and overseas. We can also advise healthcare and insurer clients on preliminary investigation report work.
As a team, we adopt a pro-active claims handling philosophy and work very closely with clients to resolve disputes speedily and cost-effectively.
We develop close working relationships with clients to best understand and satisfy their specific case objectives and service requirements. As part of this relationship, we provide on-site training. Topics we cover include: anatomy of a Court action; compliance with the pre-action protocol for personal injury claims; credit hire and the remaining defences; disclosure of documents and compliance with that duty; disclosure of documents and privileges; employer’s liability; fraud and serial claimants; industrial disease claims; seeking medical examination on behalf of the defendant or proposed defendant; and WRULD and stress claims.
We can also provide protocols and guidance which can be used in clients’ claims departments to help minimise the costs of defending claims and to deal with current awareness in the fields of defendant personal injury and insurance litigation.
Ayoob Atcha - Partner