Preliminary Case Assessments
Preliminary Case Assessments (PCAs) are prepared by one of the medical expert witnesses working within the chambers under the direct supervision of the head of chambers. PCAs include a detailed chronology, case summary and expert opinion. They are designed to allow solicitors not only to assess the merits of a medical negligence claim but also to obtain after-the-event insurance. They are not suitable for disclosure to the other party. However, after a positive PCA has been prepared and a full report requested, the cost of the PCA will be deducted from the final fee.