PicODR Scheme

 

The Personal injury and clinical Online Dispute Resolution (PicODR) Scheme offers mediation and med-arb for parties involved in personal injury claims or clinical disputes including medical negligence claims.

PicODR has been specifically designed to meet the interests of the parties either before litigation commences or in parallel with litigation proceedings.

It is a pre-requisite of PicODR that, unless otherwise agreed between the parties: 

  • The costs of the mediation or med-arb process will be met by the respondent; or 
  • Where there is parallel litigation, the steps taken for the preparation of and attendance at the mediation are to be treated as equivalent to judicial expenses, to be paid in accordance with any judicial awards of expenses or any prior agreement between the parties. 

Download our PicODR Guide for full details on the scheme.

Disputes of this nature can be very difficult for the parties involved – both in terms of the subject matter or circumstances of the dispute and the time it takes to progress the claims through the civil justice system. As a result of court backlogs caused by COVID-19 many parties are facing year long delays for evidential hearings. The PicODR scheme offers parties an efficient, quicker and private and confidential alternative to litigation.”

Rachael Bicknell

Founder & Director

How it works

Joint application

The parties submit a joint application. As part of the application they select one of our panel  members or ask us to.

Agree to proceed

We provide a fee proposal based on day rates, half day rates and fixed fees, to be considered by the parties.

Appointment

The contract is signed to appoint the mediator or arbitrator; agree our fees; and to onboard the parties to the ODR platform.

Ongoing support

We offer guidance and support to the parties, their legal representatives, and participants throughout the process.

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Squaring Circles

PHILOSOPHICAL MEANING – to see equally in four directions – up, down, in and out
METAPHORICAL MEANING – attempting anything that seems impossible