The regulation and accreditation of medico-legal reporting agencies is to top the agenda at a conference run by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) and the British Medical Association (BMA) this week

CJC secretary Bob Musgrove said fee guidelines for medico-legal reports and the issue of who should prepare medico-legal reports will also be discussed.

A new structure for predictable disbursement costs in obtaining medical reports for low value road traffic accident cases, devised by the Association of Medical Reporting Agencies (AMRO) is also likely to be discussed.

Under the AMRO structure, which works alongside the Predictable Costs Regime, medical reports are sent only to the claimant solicitor, nominations of experts is not required, and AMRO organises the medical report from a GP and sends the invoice directly to the insurer.