A cross-sector working group has been set up with mixed injury whiplash test cases set to make their way through the courts.
Scotland's redress Bill was passed by the Scottish parliament in March and sets out a fresh way for residential care abuse survivors to access compensation. But attempts to involve insurers and encourage organisations to contribute have left it with a…
Perhaps the only surprise about today’s delay to part one of the Civil Liability Act (2018) whiplash reforms is that they are only being put back one month.
Post spoke to insurers, brokers and claims professionals to get their predictions for what 2021 will look like.
Post spoke to loss adjusting and legal professionals to get their thoughts on the highs and lows of 2020
With the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December, Post asked insurance trade bodies and associations about the biggest challenges and changes for the market.
The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland has decided against changing the country's personal injury discount rate until a revised legal framework is in place.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended how we go about our day to day lives, with organisations forced to rapidly change how they operate while facing new challenges. Against this backdrop, Post wants to find out how your trade bodies and professional…
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Sam Elsby reflects on the need for collaboration between the representatives of claimants and defendants to ensure the best outcomes for injured people, both during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
While the serious injury claims cycle faced delays during the start of the pandemic, time pressures are now “easing” as care providers find ways to adapt.
As investment returns drop due to coronavirus claimant and insurance lawyers have urged parties not to take a short-term view on the discount rate and a possible early review of a dual discount rate saying its a time for "stability and not disruption”.
Whiplash reforms, including the implementation of the claims portal, have been pushed back to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawyers on the insurer and claimant sides have agreed to protocols and practices to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and allow for access to justice.
In 2009 Laurence Besemer became the first CEO of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, the UK trade body for defendant law firms. A decade into the role he spoke to Jonathan Swift about its commitment to its members, a successful 2019 and why it is definitely…
Without judicial rules in place, the claims portal is just a “smart-looking tin with nothing in it”, cautions trade body.
Defendant and claimant lawyers testifying in front of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse yesterday agreed that the current system is not working for victims and survivors, but warned clarity is needed on the consequences of altering…
A government scheme due to be set up to pay the personal injury claims of Thomas Cook customers is unlikely to be sufficient to provide claimants with full compensation and may be open to abuse if appropriate safeguards aren’t put in place, lawyers have…
Exclusive: The Ministry of Justice has defended itself over a "loophole" in whiplash legislation that lawyers and trade bodies argue could leave the majority of children injured in road traffic accidents without access to compensation or representation.
The Association of British Insurers and Ecclesiastical are among four organisations granted core participant status in an investigation into accountability and reparations in non-recent child sexual abuse cases.
Following insurer outcry as the Ogden discount rate was set at minus 0.25%, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Gordon Dalyell underlines that the industry is set to save hundreds of millions, while claimants still face an "unfair" rate.
The industry has welcomed the government’s response to a consultation into the future provision of medical reports.
Insurers have welcomed a Parliamentary report calling for tougher restrictions on using hands free mobile devices while driving.
Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs could lead to claimants playing the system, lawyers warn.
In anticipation of the new discount rate announcement, expected by 5 August 2019, many insurers have already started to price and reserve at 0%