A contract exists between Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. and the instructing Solicitor, not their Client.
Where a Report is requested, the Instructing Solicitor is responsible for payment thereof.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. cannot guarantee a Report will be provided within a specific timeframe or prior to a specific date.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. will always endeavour to have a Report prepared as quickly as possible.
The Instructing Solicitor is to provide all necessary documentation and clear, specific instructions prior to a Report being commissioned and at the request of the Expert Witness.
Any subsequent issues or documentation that require addressing may be dealt with by an Addendum to the Report, but further charges may be sought by the Expert Witness in relation to same.
Where an Examination appointment is requested and arranged, the Instructing Solicitor is responsible for any cancellation charges raised by the Expert Witness.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. will notify the Instructing Solicitor within a reasonable timeframe of any alterations to the cost of the Report or if the Expert Witness advises any further documentation is required.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. can neither predict nor guarantee the outcome of the Report.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. accepts no responsibility for the opinion of the Expert Witness.
Payment for a Report is in no way dependant on the outcome thereof.
Receipt of payment is required within 30 days of Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. requesting payment from the Instructing Solicitor.
Payment must be received by Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd before the Report is released to the Instructing Solicitor.
An invoice can be provided upon request from the Instructing Solicitor.
Payment for the Report is required in Pounds Sterling. Payment is acceptable by either Electronic Funds Bank Transfer, Sterling Cheque or Sterling Bank Draft.
Payment by any other medium or in any other currency is subject to the discretion of Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd. and the Instructing Solicitor will be responsible for payment of any exchange fees and bank charges incurred.
Any amendments to the payment terms must be agreed by both Parties in advance of the Report being commissioned.
If the Instructing Solicitor cancels a Report once it has been commissioned, a fee for work already undertaken may be charged at the discretion of Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd., up to the value of the original estimate.
Arrangements after the release of a Report relating to attendances at Court or Telephone Conference Calls, should be agreed between the Instructing Solicitor and the Expert Witness directly.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd.’s liability arising in connection with the performance of this contract shall be limited to the amount paid by the Instructing Solicitor under this contract.
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd shall destroy any relevant documentation involved in the case three months after the Report is sent (either by email or letter), unless specifically requested not to by the Instructing Solicitor.