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29 March 2017 - The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS) Response to the Vnuk Consultation

FOCIS welcomes the opportunity to comment in response to the DfT's consultation.

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28 April 2013 - Richard Grand passes away of natural causes

FOCIS (The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors) announces the passing of Richard Grand, co-founder and Honorary President of the society.The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors is sad to announce the death of Richard Grand, the co...
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22 October 2012 - Introduction to the Response by FOCIS to the Discount Rate Questionnaire

FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors)FOCIS members act for seriously injured claimants with complex personal injury and clinical negligence claims, including group actions. The objectives of FOCIS are to:-1. Promote high sta...
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20 September 2012 - FOCIS response to recovery of after the event (ATE) insurance premiums for expert reports in clinical negligence claims

The MOJ framework suggests recovery of premiums for expert reports only 'to get the claims off the ground' and is based upon the premise that a viable ATE insurance market will persist. We have no evide...
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26 July 2011 - FOCIS response to NHSLA panel solicitors proposal to serve letters and documents by 'secure ' electronic service methods

It is the position of the Forum Of Complex Injury Solicitors members not to accept service of any documents by the NHSLA or their panel solicitors purported new method.Service of letters, documents, pleadings etc should co...
Find out more »

04 July 2011 - FOCIS members respond to the consultation "Solving Disputes in the County Court: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system"

Members of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors, FOCIS have responded to the consultation on disputes in the county courts. This response concentrates on questions which are likely to affect larger personal injury claims, as this is the area of wor...
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15 February 2011 - FOCIS members respond to Government Green Paper

FOCIS members act in catastrophic injury claims, including spinal and brain injury and fatal accidents. Data collected by our members shows: 93% of catastrophic injury victims will be worse off as a result of impleme...
Find out more »

08 February 2011 - Trevor Ward of Linder Myers elected Chairman of FOCIS

Linder Myers' medical negligence expert, Trevor Ward, has been elected as the new Chairman of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors). Trevor joined Linder Myers as a trainee solicitor in 1984 and became a Partner in 1989. He now leads the ...
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29 September 2010 - FOCIS response to the further technical consultation from the Welsh Assembly

Dear Ms Carpanini-Lock We write to make further submissions on behalf of FOCIS in response to the shorter technical consultation issued on 15th September. FOCIS does not propose to comment in relation to the cross border application iss...
Find out more »

29 September 2010 - Atherton Godfrey's John McQuater joins FOCIS

The members of the Forum are delighted to welcome John McQuater to their number. John is a partner in Atherton Godfrey solicitors of Doncaster. A former President of APIL (2009/10), he undertakes a mixed caseload of personal injury and clinical negligence...
Find out more »

06 April 2010 - FOCIS response to Welsh Assembly redress proposals

Anne-Marie Carpanini-Lock Improving Patient Safety Team Quality Standards & Safety Improvement Division Welsh Assembly Government Freepost - NAT8910 Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 2NQ Dear Madam ...
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02 March 2010 - FOCIS response to CJC cost of care consultation

Response from the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors to the Civil Justice Council's 'Cost of Care in Personal Injury Claims' Consultation. The Forum supports the Guidance's intention to encourage the provision of more information on ...
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02 March 2010 - FOCIS response to CDF Provisional Final Draft Amended Clinical Negligence Protocol

Response from the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors to the CDF Provisional Final Draft Amended Clinical Negligence Protocol. The Forum supports an amendment to the Protocol at this point.  The Forum agrees that there ...
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22 December 2009 - Letter to Ministry of Justice - Amendments to the requirement for providing information about funding arrangements

The Rules Committee 21 December 2009 Post Point 4.10 Ministry of Justice DX 152380 Westminster 8 Our Ref: 602/JCC/FOCIS By DX & email: Jane.wright@justice....
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03 August 2009 - FOCIS members contribute to Lord Justice Jackson's final phase costs review

Members of FOCIS coordinated by David Marshall of Anthony Gold solicitors have contributed the following paper to Lord Justice Jackson's final phase costs review. Sir Rupert's final report will be published at the end of 2009 ...
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30 June 2009 - Expert Evidence Jackson Review

The following paper has been submitted at his request to Lord Justice Jackson within the context of his costs review by a number of FOCIS firms (Leigh Day, Boyes Turner, Irwin Mitchell, Charles Russell and Kingsley Napley) who have cooperated together to ...
Find out more »

15 June 2009 - FOCIS members met with Lord Justice Jackson

Four clinical negligence specialist members of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors met with Lord Justice Jackson on Friday 12 June to discuss with him aspects of clinical negligence litigation by way of contribution to his current review of the costs o...
Find out more »

29 May 2009 - What is FOCIS?

The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS) has been the name since 2007 of an organisation that was founded ten years earlier following publicity given in the Law Society Gazette in February 1997 to the American Inner Circle of Advocates. This in t...
Find out more »

22 April 2009 - Adrian Desmond of Boyes Turner elected Chairman of FOCIS

Boyes Turner's medical negligence expert, Adrian Desmond, has been elected as the new Chairman of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors). He will replace Richard Vallance of Charles Russell Solicitors who had held the role since Februa...
Find out more »

08 December 2008 - FOCIS launches new website

FOCIS has launched a new and innovative website, bringing visitors the latest news and information in an easy to use format. New additions to the site include latest news, articles and an improved section for members. A listing of the late...
Find out more »

21 November 2008 - Letter to the Ministry of Justice

Case Track Limits and the Claims Process for Personal Injury Claims on behalf of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors. Click Here to view the Let...
Find out more »

19 November 2008 - The Law on Damages - A response by FoCIS

A consultation paper by the Ministry of Justice. RESPONSE BY FOCIS (THE FORUM OF COMPLEX INJURY SOLICITORS) Click Here to view the Respons...
Find out more »

18 November 2008 - Elections - Richard Vallance of Charles Russell elected chairman

At a Meeting on 7 February 2007, Richard Vallance of Charles Russell, Solicitors, was elected Chairman in place of Tom Osborne who had held the position since October 2001. Election of a new Chairman, and a Vice Chairman, will take place at the next meeti...
Find out more »

13 November 2008 - Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors - The new name for the Richard Grand Society

To coincide with the 10th Anniversary year of the Richard Grand Society, it was agreed at a meeting on 7 February 2007, attended by 17 members, including the Honorary President, Richard Grand, that the name of the Society would be changed to the Forum of ...
Find out more »

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29 March 2017 - The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS) Response to the Vnuk Consultation

FOCIS welcomes the opportunity to comment in response to the DfT's consultation.

Find out more »

28 April 2013 - Richard Grand passes away of natural causes

FOCIS (The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors) announces the passing of Richard Grand, co-founder and Honorary President of the society.The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors is sad to announce the death of Richard Grand, the co...
Find out more »

22 October 2012 - Introduction to the Response by FOCIS to the Discount Rate Questionnaire

FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors)FOCIS members act for seriously injured claimants with complex personal injury and clinical negligence claims, including group actions. The objectives of FOCIS are to:-1. Promote high sta...
Find out more »

20 September 2012 - FOCIS response to recovery of after the event (ATE) insurance premiums for expert reports in clinical negligence claims

The MOJ framework suggests recovery of premiums for expert reports only 'to get the claims off the ground' and is based upon the premise that a viable ATE insurance market will persist. We have no evide...
Find out more »

26 July 2011 - FOCIS response to NHSLA panel solicitors proposal to serve letters and documents by 'secure ' electronic service methods

It is the position of the Forum Of Complex Injury Solicitors members not to accept service of any documents by the NHSLA or their panel solicitors purported new method.Service of letters, documents, pleadings etc should co...
Find out more »

04 July 2011 - FOCIS members respond to the consultation "Solving Disputes in the County Court: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system"

Members of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors, FOCIS have responded to the consultation on disputes in the county courts. This response concentrates on questions which are likely to affect larger personal injury claims, as this is the area of wor...
Find out more »

15 February 2011 - FOCIS members respond to Government Green Paper

FOCIS members act in catastrophic injury claims, including spinal and brain injury and fatal accidents. Data collected by our members shows: 93% of catastrophic injury victims will be worse off as a result of impleme...
Find out more »

08 February 2011 - Trevor Ward of Linder Myers elected Chairman of FOCIS

Linder Myers' medical negligence expert, Trevor Ward, has been elected as the new Chairman of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors). Trevor joined Linder Myers as a trainee solicitor in 1984 and became a Partner in 1989. He now leads the ...
Find out more »

29 September 2010 - FOCIS response to the further technical consultation from the Welsh Assembly

Dear Ms Carpanini-Lock We write to make further submissions on behalf of FOCIS in response to the shorter technical consultation issued on 15th September. FOCIS does not propose to comment in relation to the cross border application iss...
Find out more »

29 September 2010 - Atherton Godfrey's John McQuater joins FOCIS

The members of the Forum are delighted to welcome John McQuater to their number. John is a partner in Atherton Godfrey solicitors of Doncaster. A former President of APIL (2009/10), he undertakes a mixed caseload of personal injury and clinical negligence...
Find out more »

06 April 2010 - FOCIS response to Welsh Assembly redress proposals

Anne-Marie Carpanini-Lock Improving Patient Safety Team Quality Standards & Safety Improvement Division Welsh Assembly Government Freepost - NAT8910 Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 2NQ Dear Madam ...
Find out more »

02 March 2010 - FOCIS response to CJC cost of care consultation

Response from the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors to the Civil Justice Council's 'Cost of Care in Personal Injury Claims' Consultation. The Forum supports the Guidance's intention to encourage the provision of more information on ...
Find out more »

02 March 2010 - FOCIS response to CDF Provisional Final Draft Amended Clinical Negligence Protocol

Response from the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors to the CDF Provisional Final Draft Amended Clinical Negligence Protocol. The Forum supports an amendment to the Protocol at this point.  The Forum agrees that there ...
Find out more »

22 December 2009 - Letter to Ministry of Justice - Amendments to the requirement for providing information about funding arrangements

The Rules Committee 21 December 2009 Post Point 4.10 Ministry of Justice DX 152380 Westminster 8 Our Ref: 602/JCC/FOCIS By DX & email: Jane.wright@justice....
Find out more »

03 August 2009 - FOCIS members contribute to Lord Justice Jackson's final phase costs review

Members of FOCIS coordinated by David Marshall of Anthony Gold solicitors have contributed the following paper to Lord Justice Jackson's final phase costs review. Sir Rupert's final report will be published at the end of 2009 ...
Find out more »

30 June 2009 - Expert Evidence Jackson Review

The following paper has been submitted at his request to Lord Justice Jackson within the context of his costs review by a number of FOCIS firms (Leigh Day, Boyes Turner, Irwin Mitchell, Charles Russell and Kingsley Napley) who have cooperated together to ...
Find out more »

15 June 2009 - FOCIS members met with Lord Justice Jackson

Four clinical negligence specialist members of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors met with Lord Justice Jackson on Friday 12 June to discuss with him aspects of clinical negligence litigation by way of contribution to his current review of the costs o...
Find out more »

29 May 2009 - What is FOCIS?

The Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS) has been the name since 2007 of an organisation that was founded ten years earlier following publicity given in the Law Society Gazette in February 1997 to the American Inner Circle of Advocates. This in t...
Find out more »

22 April 2009 - Adrian Desmond of Boyes Turner elected Chairman of FOCIS

Boyes Turner's medical negligence expert, Adrian Desmond, has been elected as the new Chairman of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors). He will replace Richard Vallance of Charles Russell Solicitors who had held the role since Februa...
Find out more »

08 December 2008 - FOCIS launches new website

FOCIS has launched a new and innovative website, bringing visitors the latest news and information in an easy to use format. New additions to the site include latest news, articles and an improved section for members. A listing of the late...
Find out more »

21 November 2008 - Letter to the Ministry of Justice

Case Track Limits and the Claims Process for Personal Injury Claims on behalf of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors. Click Here to view the Let...
Find out more »

19 November 2008 - The Law on Damages - A response by FoCIS

A consultation paper by the Ministry of Justice. RESPONSE BY FOCIS (THE FORUM OF COMPLEX INJURY SOLICITORS) Click Here to view the Respons...
Find out more »

18 November 2008 - Elections - Richard Vallance of Charles Russell elected chairman

At a Meeting on 7 February 2007, Richard Vallance of Charles Russell, Solicitors, was elected Chairman in place of Tom Osborne who had held the position since October 2001. Election of a new Chairman, and a Vice Chairman, will take place at the next meeti...
Find out more »

13 November 2008 - Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors - The new name for the Richard Grand Society

To coincide with the 10th Anniversary year of the Richard Grand Society, it was agreed at a meeting on 7 February 2007, attended by 17 members, including the Honorary President, Richard Grand, that the name of the Society would be changed to the Forum of ...
Find out more »

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£1.4million recovered for mesothelioma victim
A FOCIS member law firm has obtained one of the highest awards in a mesothelioma case. In ...
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Mesothelioma claim against BAE Systems Plc
A man was exposed to asbestos when he worked for BAE Systems Plc as an apprentice airframe fitter du...
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£200k fatal mesothelioma claim for widow of Michelin worker
A FOCIS member law firm were instructed in December 2008 by a man who had been diagnosed with m...
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