Responsive resolution of insurance claims.
Proactive Defence Resolution
Claims settlement negotiation has the ever-present potential to degenerate into rancour and extreme legal expense — to the dissatisfaction of all parties.
During Thomas Percival’s 25 years of working in this arena with clients both large and small, he has learned how to achieve responsive, efficient and trusted resolution to the business of claims settlement. From preliminary file review to active courtroom litigation, Percival Law is well equipped to respond to our clients’ specific requirements, employing a proactive approach emphasizing speedy resolution through settlement conferences at the very outset. The vast majority of claims are resolved without the delay and expense of discoveries, and usually within 6 months of file carriage.
Clients of Percival Law choose us to bring our proactive capabilities and collaborative resolution-oriented approach to the table.
Percival Law’s proactive approach is as well-suited to mediation as it is to informal settlement conferences. Thomas Percival offers mediation services to assist other lawyers in resolving their clients’ claims.
Mediation offers a valuable means to resolve a dispute in the process of litigation, but outside of the restrictions imposed by the litigation’s traditionally adversarial process culminating in resolution imposed by a third-party decision-maker following a trial.
Mediation is a voluntary endeavour in which a neutral and impartial mediator facilitates negotiation. The mediator promotes direct and candid dialogue between the parties, aimed at narrowing the issues, and provides an opportunity for mutual concessions to bridge the gap between the parties’ respective positions, leaving the parties in charge of crafting a mutually agreeable settlement. It is important to recognize that the mediator’s role is a secondary one. Authority remains with the parties to the dispute. No authority is entrusted to the mediator.
For a mediation to operate successfully, both sides to a dispute must be committed to participating in good faith. They must be prepared to engage in frank dialogue, be focused on resolution, and attend with the authority to ultimately agree upon a settlement at the end of the process. Even if a settlement is not reached, the mediation affords parties the opportunity to communicate. The parties are able identify and narrow the issues. Most importantly, mediation allows the parties to be heard. All of these features increase the likelihood of a settlement later on, prior to trial, if at all possible.
Thomas Percival brings a dynamic, flexible and adaptive style to mediation. It is a style that moves smoothly between an evaluative and facilitative role, tailored to the nuances unique to any particular dispute, and the personalities of the parties involved. It is a style designed to maximize the prospects of resolution.
Studiously avoiding duplication of effort
and unnecessary expense.
Percival Law is a proactive modern firm conceived out of a collaborative vision. Through a synergistic consolidation of a network of legal and adjusting resources, skills and knowledge,
we deliver practical efficiency.
Efficient procedures that keep clients fully
and transparently informed.
Percival Law has adopted a paperless, portal-based approach to client communication whereby clients can readily access all relevant files and current reports online.
We are exceptionally responsive and accessible.
All the time.