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.
Research by Post has revealed that brokers as well as insurers are being targeted by claims management companies seeking to take over motor claims via misleading advert urls online, particularly on mobile devices
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.
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.
Claims volumes fell significantly in 2020 as premiums crept down slightly, insurer figures show, leading to intensified campaigner calls for current and future savings to be passed on to motorists.
Credit hire firm Cogent Hire will aim for “zero litigation” and “near total” removal of fraud, managing director Kirsty McKno told Post as the company launched.
The litigants in person guide for the whiplash portal will "hopefully" be published by early April, according to a Ministry of Justice update.
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.
Some progress is being made on getting whiplash portal rules in front of the Lord Chancellor for approval, Civil Procedure Rule Committee meeting minutes suggest.
Insurers are concerned that the implementation of whiplash reforms will result in an increase of personal injury claims management companies if fee caps are not introduced.
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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.
Jennette Newman, partner at Clyde & Co, was appointed as president of Forum of Insurance Lawyers in November last year, replacing Anthony Baker. She spoke to Post about her hopes for 2021.
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.
James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers, previews a packed 2021 agenda that could shape the future of the industry for years to come as it emerges from Covid-19’s long shadow.
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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