Terms and Fees

Fees for medical reports produced to current Civil Procedures Rules

Please email info@medicolegaleye.com for free initial case-screening advice.

 

Rates

Our basic rate is £250 plus VAT per hour plus costs of any specialist examinations, tests, and investigations. We can supply estimates for individual cases on request.

 

Invoice Terms and Conditions

Fees payable on receipt of report

We understand and will exercise our statutory right to claim interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the Late Payment Legislation if we are not paid according to agreed credit terms

We do not carry out work under deferred payment schemes

 

Legal aid cases

We do not accept legal aid cases.

 

FAQs for instructing solicitors and medical report agencies

Where do you hold clinics for Ophthalmic medico-legal examinations?

We hold clinics at our Manchester (10 St John St, M3 4DY) and London (77 Harley St, W1G 8QN) practices.

 

How often do you hold each clinic?

Clinics are held each month.

 

What is the average turnaround time between a letter of instruction and the date of examination?

Two to three weeks – provided that we have agreed to accept the instruction in advance. We do not recommend sending instructions without prior discussion; we only accept records, documents and correspondence via email or secure download link.

 

What is the average time between the examination and the provision of the medical report?

Within twenty working days (four weeks), but usually sooner.

 

How much is the whole report?

Personal Injury reports usually attract a fee of £750-1000 plus VAT.
Clinical Negligence reports usually attract a fee of £750-1250 plus VAT.

 

Is VAT payable on your medical report?

Yes, VAT is payable on our medical reports.

 

Can payment be deferred until successful recovery of costs at the end of the claim?

No. Payment is due on receipt of the report. We do not participate in deferred payment schemes.

 

Can you provide a redacted / anonymised sample Expert Witness Ophthalmic medical report?

Yes. Please email info@medicolegaleye.com to ask for this.

 

What is your percentage of instructions Claimant : Defendant : Joint?

65 : 30 : 5. All reports are produced to be scrupulously independent according to CPR Part 35 protocols regardless of whether we are instructed by claimant or defendant.

 

What is your fee for attending court as an Expert Witness?

£1300 plus VAT per day plus travel expenses.

 

Court appearances

Our rate is £1300 plus VAT per day or part thereof, plus travel, accommodation & sundry expenses

 

Cancellation fees for court appearances

A minimum of one week’s notice is required otherwise a charge of £650 plus VAT applies per half-day for non-attendance.