A cross-sector working group has been set up with mixed injury whiplash test cases set to make their way through the courts.
Association of British Insurers director of general insurance policy James Dalton told Post there is “no doubt” the whiplash portal will need fine-tuning, but he is optimistic about the launch.
The £500 increase to the small claims track limit for non road traffic accident-related claims has been branded a "token gesture" by an insurer claims boss, who flagged concerns that it may not stop claims management companies from bringing speculative…
Critics have hit out at the "off-putting" and "complex" nature of the recently released litigants in person guide to making a claim through the incoming whiplash portal.
Handl Group chief commercial officer Chris Chatterton considers the effect of whiplash reforms on legal expenses insurance.
Whiplash rules have edged closer to their 31 May commencement, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice Alex Chalk said the government and regulator will hold insurers' "feet to the fire" on consumer savings if necessary.
Parliamentary under-secretary for the Ministry of Justice, Lord Wolfson has said it is “better late than never” as whiplash regulations passed through the House of Lords with changes to small claims track limit plans.
For the fourteenth episode of Post’s video series Fully Comp we gathered together a group of experts to discuss the highly anticipated publication of the rules, tarriffs, pre-action protocol and practice direction linked with the whiplash portal.
The Motor Insurers' Bureau's first update on the whiplash portal since critical rules were released by the government was met with difficult questions and consternation from the claims sector.
The Ministry of Justice has published vital rules for the whiplash portal, including the pre-action protocol and practice direction.
Solicitors have called for more regulation around insurers contacting claimants that have legal representation with pre-medical offers, as law firms allege that claimants may be missing out on higher compensation awards.
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The government needs to use the short delay to the Civil Liability Act wisely, says Matthew Maxwell Scott, executive director of the Association of Consumer Support Organisations.
Claims firms and no-win-no-fee solicitors have ramped up attempts to get businesses to make Covid-related claims with them following the Supreme Court business interruption ruling – but insurance experts are concerned that fees could be as much as 40% of…
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.
Whiplash reforms have been pushed back to May, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland confirmed today.
Post spoke to loss adjusting and legal professionals to get their thoughts on the highs and lows of 2020
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A Financial Conduct Authority letter to claims management company CEOs could foreshadow hefty enforcement action, industry sources told Post.
With an April 2021 launch date still on the table for the small claims portal, the government has been urged to do it right rather than “rushing” it.
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Businesses have put their return to office plans on hold following the latest statement from the government asking people in England to work from home where possible.
A year ago the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse released a report slamming the claims process as it stands and making a raft of recommendations. Post investigates the progress made since then.
Paul Nicholls, chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, addresses the insurance and legal industries’ responses to Covid-19 but warns the pandemic has delayed progress on the numerous issues that need to be tackled ahead of the implementation of…