Inevitably, some reports may contain minor errors, such as dates or facts in relation to the accident. When there has been a genuine factual mistake, I have no difficulty amending the initial report.
In some circumstances, clients request that a report is substantially amended or that I interpret GP notes and records subjectively, rather than objectively comment on the information available. Occasionally, I am asked to change my opinion without receipt of any additional or new information.
Given the recent case of Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited v Zafar I am reluctant to make anything other than minor factual corrections to the initial report. If I am provided with additional information or comments from you or your client, I will include this as a supplemental report clearly indicating the source of the new information.