Advised on quantum and then settled a personal injury matter at £2,500 (I assessed at 1700 to 2000 in trial conditions). More than even I thought my client might get in court. In any case, it shows that minor (1 cm x 0.5 cm) long lasting scars ought not to be undervalued – this case uniquely was made up of a tiny scar as the main head of injury. It is simply not prudent to accept an offer from a 3rd party insurer without an independent legal assessment of the value of your injury – this can cost as little as £150.
Taj Uddin, Barrister
Guildhall Chambers Portsmouth
Practising in London and the South (Salisbury to Brighton, Oxford to IoW)