6th February - Law News

2963rd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  Priscilla Dickey and her 8-year-old daughter are heading back to the US after being stuck in Wuhan, China, for several weeks. The pair missed the first American repatriation flight from the coronavirus outbreak epicenter.

Focus of the Day article: Lawyers commissioning medical experts for whiplash claims may have to pay a membership fee to plug a major funding gap in the accreditation body. MedCo, which facilitates the sourcing of medical reports for soft tissue injury, faces a £2.2m loss this year after a dramatic downturn in its income, it revealed last week. In 2016, the year after it was created by the Ministry of Justice, MedCo reported more than £5.8m in turnover from medical reporting organisations paying to be accredited and allocated work in the scheme. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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