The Ministry of Justice faced criticism on secrecy around the development of the small claims portal at Post’s Insurance Claims and Fraud Summit in London yesterday.
The industry has welcomed the government’s response to a consultation into the future provision of medical reports.
The small claims portal is due to enter its testing phase in October, before officially launching in April 2020. However, many in the industry are concerned that the proposed deadline is not feasible, given the lack of clarity from the government
Historians argue over the origin of the word deadline but several online etymology dictionaries claim the term might have been influenced by use of the word in 1864 to mean the “do-not-cross line” in Civil War prisons in the US.
The Motor Accident Solicitors Society has raised concerns over the development process of the new Litigant in Person Portal.
It’s all change for the country this morning as Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she would step down from office after failing to unite MPs on the way the UK should leave the European Union.
Changes to Medco proposed in a government consultation could offer too much choice to claimants, the body has warned, potentially creating confusion.
The government has launched a consultation on a revised medical reporting process for road traffic accident claims.
Medco has started consulting over the creation of a 'litigants in person' portal on the back of the government's whiplash Bill.
Former Quindell business Mobile Doctors has laid out plans to capture 10% of the medical report market by 2021.
Over two decades ago, a quintet sat down to formulate the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims. Post gathered four [Nigel Tomkins, then of Thompsons could not make it] back together to reflect on their influence, lessons learned and the…
The board of Medco has removed Tier 1 status from four organisations and suspended two as part of its ongoing audit programme.
The development of the Medco platform is being stalled by the shelved whiplash consultation and the general election.
Working with government, regulators and trade bodies to build public trust in insurance is a common aim of our profession and more important than ever when considering today's unnecessary claims culture.
Medco has appointed Martin Heskins as executive chairman with responsibility for the new strategic direction of the personal injury portal.
Insurers are being urged to re-examine whiplash evidence provided by a doctor accused of exaggerating personal injury claims.
The final Claims Club meeting of 2016 considered the virtual and surreal worlds facing the motorist today and the opportunities, risks and risk management issues of maturing telematics technology.
Simon Stanfield was elected chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society the day before the Ministry of Justice published its consultation paper on whiplash reform.
This week was an historic week for the world as it watched Americans choose their 45th president.
As many as 134 ‘shell’ companies have been suspended from the Medco system following the implementation of revised qualifying criteria.
News broke recently that the Ministry of Justice has no appetite to go ahead with proposed whiplash reforms at the moment.
Medco was created to change the way medical reports were sourced in soft tissue injury claims, offering up randomised but accredited experts.
The government needs to publish the long-awaited consultation on its proposed reforms to remove general damages for whiplash and raise the small claims track limit to £5000.
Headlines continue to scream out - compensation culture, crash-for-cash, ambulance-chasing lawyers.