This month CAROLINE Packer, DMR Collation’s founder and managing director, has been accredited as an expert for the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL).
ACAL was founded by lawyers for the benefit of victims of child abuse, to fight for compensation for physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood. Its primary aim is to improve standards among personal injury lawyers involved in this specialised area of compensation litigation.
Caroline said: “I am honoured to have been accepted as a member of ACAL. This is an extremely important area of personal injury litigation and I am proud to be able to make a positive contribution. It is vital victims can access expert help and advice in what is a highly sensitive and delicate sphere of legal work. Our unique blend of medical, legal and administrative staff ensures that DMR Collation is well equipped to complete collation and analysis work in abuse cases”.
DMR Collation’s services save hours of analysis time for law firms and the costs are recoverable on an agency basis. This means law firms can bill profit costs for the work undertaken by DMR Collation on their behalf.
Caroline explained: “We are able to complete a thorough and intensive review of social services, medical and other relevant records to highlight any cause for concern and liability issues. We can also focus on causation by identifying injuries which stem from potential breaches of duty. Our digital booklet service makes cross reference from any prepared chronology to the record referenced easy at the click of one button, saving experts considerable time when navigating the records. We also can provide, if required redaction services. So DMR Collation is really a one stop shop in getting your case prepared for expert review”.
ACAL was set up in 1997 by leading lawyers in the field in response to concerns within the legal profession that people who have been abused were either unable to find lawyers to take on their cases or were experiencing poor standards of advice and assistance from those lawyers whom they had instructed. Victims are linked to member practitioners through the association which provides a safe way to find and access legal advice and representation. Additionally, the association provides opportunities for networking within the legal profession and training for members on the latest child abuse law developments.