Whiplash reforms should be delayed as rushing through a "minimum viable product" will create unacceptable challenges for claimants, lawyers have warned the government.
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 deadline for the start of the new litigant in person portal is fast approaching. James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers says there are doubts over whether the necessary decisions will be made in time.
With the motor claims landscape set to change following the Civil Liability Act, Motor Accident Solicitors Society chair Paul Nicholls airs his concerns over anticipated delays in the progress of the Litigants in Person portal and how a premature launch…
The Litigants in Person whiplash portal build may be progressing well, but fraud and a lack of clarity from the government could jeopardise its effectiveness, according to Sabre CEO Geoff Carter.
The Motor Insurer's Bureau might have outlined how it expects the proposed litigant in person portal to work. But Marcus Taylor, director of claims at Minster Law, argues that while this might be fine for 'sunny day' scenarios, there was much detail…
This month’s issue looked at reputational issues the sector is facing and what needs to be done to improve the industry's reputation going forward.
The newly appointed CEO of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau discusses modernisation, Brexit, whiplash portals, and Lewis v Tindale with Martin Croucher
Credit hire firms have raised concerns over the latest developments of the forthcoming whiplash portal.
Our neighbours in France may have hit their highest ever recorded temperature this week as the heatwave that struck Europe saw schools closed, but Post revealed motorists holidaying there will not be able to claim compensation if they are struck by an…
Exclusive: Motorists driving in France will not be able to claim compensation if they are struck by an uninsured or untraced vehicle after Brexit.
The Motor Accident Solicitors Society has raised concerns over the development process of the new Litigant in Person Portal.
Diversity and inclusion have moved from buzzwords to being embraced by the insurance industry for all the right reasons but is it doing enough?
Exclusive: Motor insurance policyholders could see their premiums increase as a result of a six year landmark case against Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Terrorism has been a constant threat in the UK for more than half a century and has proved hard for security forces to keep up with, so it is hardly surprising that the insurance market too has found itself trying to repair gaps in cover as they emerge
The Civil Liability Act was passed in December, changing the way whiplash claims are calculated. As part of the bill, the government also agreed to reform the discount rate, which is currently under review. James Heath, President at Forum of Insurance…
Exclusive: Tesla’s plan to launch its own insurance for customers within a month has raised questions over how it will affect its current affinity deals with insurers.
The government has launched a consultation on a revised medical reporting process for road traffic accident claims.
What’s fueling motor insurance today? Michele Bacchus talks to the industry and gives the low-down on what’s heading down the highway towards insurers in both the fast and slow lanes
With the outcome of Brexit still unclear and a possible European Union exit on 29 March looming, some insurer bosses have cautioned that we could see rising claims inflation this year.
Motorists who have failed to obtain a green card prior to driving in Europe will be able to collect one from a port.
This week, the sunshine we were blessed with last week was replaced by a more winter-appropriate grey sky and rain.
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, motorists will have to carry green cards in the EU. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg