WHERE WE MAKE LITIGATION WORK FOR THE CHO
LEARN WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
The Power of a United Front
The Forum, challenging best practice across Credit Hire litigation, where success is driven by our ability to share intelligence, assess risk and extend relationships across all facets of the credit hire sector. Our aim is simple: we intend to create a more productive dialogue between those litigating Credit Hire claims and those who ask them to do so. We do this through four channels.
ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION
By working with like-minded professionals in the Forum we will improve the quality, focus and relevance of communication between all parties to a potential litigation - whether they are litigants, experts, witnesses, solicitors or counsel. In doing so we will empower CHOs to conduct more reasoned and better advised pre-litigation actions which will be more effective and less susceptible to challenge by defendants.
From effective dialogue comes a clear understanding of the challenge. From there, the development of a coherent understanding and the mechanism for driving engagement and modifying, where necessary, a litigation strategy inspired by a shared approach to evolving defendant initiatives. Working with the Forum enables our members and those CHOs they support, to consistently consider the appropriate response to the most arcane of legal challenges in a manner never before contemplated by the Claimant community.
COLLABORATION AND CONSENSUS
Defendant law firms are largely inspired by a common set of instructions from their insurer principals entirely motivated at exploiting and aggregating narrow points of law or regulation to reduce their insurer's claims outlay. The Forum will build the same approach to collaboration amongst the claimant community, without any risk to an individual firm’s IPR and, at the same time, where it is appropriate, will enable a more considered, aligned, profitable and effective approach to contested litigation.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Most importantly, the Forum acts as a safety net for an increasingly regulated and legally challenged sector. Whether it is a new regulation, new civil procedure rules or an evolving issue which defendants are seeking to define in their interests, the Forum is the mechanism for anticipating, assimilating and engaging with our members on appropriate measures to understand and respond to dynamic challenges in a timely and controlled manner.
THE VIEW FROM THE COALFACE
From our members
"I could not agree more with the need for a strong and co-ordinated unified front in the current circumstances."
"I fully understand the rationale behind such a forum, especially given the disparity of arms we have seen with the insurers over the past few years and the likely increased competition once the PI reforms kick in."