WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER: THE UNDERWOOD TRILOGY
There are three volumes in Kerry Underwood’s guide to “Kerry on Personal Injury Small Claims Portals and Fixed costs”. Each has Kerry’s photo on the front. Should that put you off? As ever I have a “quick” review and a longer review.
Do I need this?
Yes, if you are involved in personal injury.
Does it contain everything I need to know?
Is it value for money?
Yes (1,300 pages for £80).
Should I buy it?
Where can I but it from?
Are there versions without Kerry’s photo on the front?
Probably – but they carry a premium and are considerably more expensive.
THE (SLIGHTLY) LONGER REVIEW
It is difficult to summarise three volumes of comprehensive. It is a feature of the book that it operates with a related blog. It is a fact of modern legal life that after informing people about using the books with the blog it goes on to give details of useful blogs and websites.
VOLUME BY VOLUME
Volume 1 deals with proposed developments: driverless cars and the proposed increase in the small claims limit. It covers soft tissue injury claims and medco.
Volume 2 deals with the portals, the “old” predictive costs regime and moving from portals to fixed recoverable costs.
Volume 3 deals with fixed recoverable costs.
AS A PRACTICAL GUIDE
I used this for an application I was involved in. Fixed recoverable costs and interlocutory applications. It had all the answers and (would have) saved the several hours I spent researching the topic.
SO DON’T LET THE PHOTOS PUT YOU OFF
Personal injury lawyers need this book. It will save you hours. It will save practitioners money.