For those who don’t know (I would imagine you would be claimants attorneys and disgruntled defendants attorneys) the RAF has announced that it is to implement a new panel of 6 actuaries, who will be appointed on a rotational basis at branch level, to calculate loss of income and support claims for the RAF and its panel attorneys.
It would seem that should a defendant’s attorney want to appoint an actuary on a matter he or she would have to send a request to the relevant branch and they will then issue him/her with a name from the new panel based on a rotational allocation system whereafter the attorney would then send the actuary the instruction.
The new panel and the rotational system was initially set to be implemented on 1 April 2013 which might have caused some confusion out there as to whether you, as a defendant attorney, have to appoint actuaries from the new panel.
The answer is NO, the implementation date of 1 April 2013 has been postponed sine die, hence you can still appoint IAC or any other actuary you used to appoint.
I will keep you updated of any progress or developments herein.
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A prominent young attorney was on his way to court to begin arguments on a complex lawsuit when he suddenly found himself at the Gates of Heaven. St. Peter started to escort him inside, when he began to protest that his untimely death had to be some sort of mistake. “I’m much too young to die! I’m only 35!” St. Peter agreed that 35 did seem to be a bit young to be entering the pearly gates, and agreed to check on his case. When St. Peter returned, he told the attorney, “I’m afraid that the mistake must be yours, my son. We verified your age on the basis of the number of hours you’ve billed to your clients, and you’re at least 108.”