Objectives

1. Purpose

D2Expert is a not-for-profit company established with the following objectives:

  • To offer all claimant representatives using the MedCo portal a single and  efficient administration of cases sent via the Direct Medical Expert arm of the MedCo portal.
  • To offer medical experts the opportunity to provide their services in an ethical and financially rewarding way, in which they control the process of outsourcing administration, giving instructing parties the business process efficiencies that they require in the modern personal injury market place.
  • To provide the best possible client and customer journey while retaining independence and adhering to the principles set out in both the civil procedure rules and the MedCo user agreements.
  • To help fulfil both the letter and the spirit of the MedCo reforms, by allowing MedCo to randomise, whilst offering the most efficient administrative route to procure evidence for Instructing Parties.

2. Status

D2Expert is a not-or-profit company limited by guarantee.

3. Income and Property

The income and property of the company shall be used solely for the promotion of its stated objectives and shall not be paid or distributed directly or indirectly to any person, or to any member of the company, except as reasonable compensation for services actually rendered to the company or reimbursement of actual costs or expenses reasonably incurred on behalf of the company.

4. The Board

The board of the company shall be made up of an independent chair, two non-executive directors, a chief medical officer and executive members of the company.

5. Advisory Board

An advisory board shall consist of regional experts made up from expert representatives across the UK. It shall meet 4 times per year and provide feedback and advice supporting the statutory directors in furthering the objectives of the not for profit company in promoting and supporting experts

6. Membership

Membership of D2Expert shall be open to all MedCo experts who are accredited and registered as direct medical experts with MedCo. D2Expert will not promote or favour one expert above another. The executive will act at all times to offer the best administration service for each expert, as selected by the instructing party from the direct medical expert path of the MedCo portal.