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Assessment of a claim for damages

  • A claims assessment may be conducted on the papers or by teleconference or Skype videoconferencing as appropriate, (with the exception of face-to face meetings) in accordance with cl 7.472 of the MAGs.
  • It is a matter for the Claim Assessor, with the agreement of the parties, whether the determination of the assessment of the claim for damages will proceed on the papers, by teleconference, by Skype videoconferencing or will be deferred.
  • The same procedures for teleconferences and video conferences, as outlined above, apply to claims assessment matters.
  • The claims assessment will be determined by a claims assessor with a certificate and brief statement of reasons being issued to the parties within 21 days of the assessment (cl 7.492 and cl 7.493 of MAGs).