The IE process is designed to ensure that all outstanding issues between the parties can be dealt with in a single day.
Parties using the Service in its early days requested that we also resolve the issue of costs, and thereby enable the parties to avoid the detailed assessment process, which can be both lengthy and notoriously uncertain. IE was happy to oblige and has been successful in facilitating the ‘closure’ that parties inevitably seek. Evaluators are familiar with the costs implications of such claims, having either conducted cost budgeting as Judges or as barristers.
Damages and costs are invariably paid by BACS within days of the Evaluation appointment.
Parties leave IE knowing that all aspects of their dispute have been resolved completely; they can begin to put the dispute behind them and get on with their lives and solicitors and insurers can direct their attention to resolving their next dispute.