Each book in the new Longman Know-How Series provides the practitioner with expertise in developing a successful practice in a particular area of law. Compiled by experienced solicitors who are aware of the day-to-day problems of running a practice and dealing with cases, these books contain vital inside information necessary to making the business and every transaction a success. From setting up an efficient working office to getting safely through the problems that occur in cases, right through to providing the best client care, all essential points are covered. The advice contained in "Know-How for Personal Injury Lawyers" is based upon the combined know-how expertise of several personal injury law specialists. These experts take the practitioner through all the elements of practice, including dealing with witnesses, finding experts, assessing quantum, negotiation, pleadings, time limits, provisional damages, going to trial and appeals. They also advise practitioners on how to deal with issues arising from uncommon difficulties such as foreign cases, nervous shock cases and fatal accidents.
Throughout the book, emphasis is firmly placed on good practice and client care and due consideration is given to other matters such as developing the personal injury practice as a whole, legal aid and time management. Information technology, file management, cost recording, case allocation and research are also discussed in full. To further enhance the practicality of the work, the authors have also provided model correspondences, questionnaires, checklists and useful addresses.