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The Five Minute Letter of Claim 2017 - Dr Mark Burgin

17/07/17. Dr Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP explains how McKenzie Friends can use the generalist clinical negligence report to create a medically sound letter of claim LOC.

The Letter of Claim is typically written by an experienced barrister who has analysed the medical expert reports and come to an opinion on the likely skeleton argument that will be used.

The McKenzie Friend’s role is to fill in the forms for the litigant in person in low value claims where it is not proportionate to obtain lawyer and specialist expert opinions.

The generalist expert will therefore be instructed to consider all aspects of the case and offer opinions on the grounds of proportionality.

The generalist expert will need to...

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