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Navigating the MoJ portal and fixed costs world

Sarah Robson gives the lowdown on Kerry Underwood ’s new book on personal injury and costs

14 August 2017

Kerry Underwood is the senior partner at Underwoods Solicitors, as well as an experienced legal trainer, with particular expertise in costs and funding issues. Who better, then, to write a book on this fast-moving area of law?

Many people would have shied away from this daunting task, but Underwood has produced an indispensable guide to help litigators navigate the world of the Ministry of Justice portal and related costs matters. It can only be described as the ‘go to’ text for this area of law, and it should be on every practitioner’s shelf.

Underwood’s style is not stuffy: the book is easy to read, and I am reminded of the sorts of conversations I would overhear as a pupil barrister, when members of chambers would come to my pupil master (now a silk) for his wise advice. He is always clear and practical, telling you what to do and, equally importan...

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