Swift v Carpenter: Change needed if costs formula 'no longer fits' purpose, says Personal Injuries Bar Association
If the current formula for calculating serious injury accommodation costs is no longer fit for purpose then it should be improved, the Personal Injuries Bar Association's representative said on the third and final day of the Swift v Carpenter appeal.
In the 29th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together an expert panel to discuss the prevention, detection and prosecution of insurance fraud at a time of pandemic.
Swift v Carpenter: Appeal Court hears arguments on whether market value of property is a fair measure
On the second day of the appeal to a 2018 judgment in Swift v Carpenter relating to serious injury claim accommodation costs, judges heard from further witnesses.
On Tuesday the appeals court heard from expert witnesses testifying on the topic of additional accommodation costs in serious injury claims in appeal to Swift v Carpenter.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice has launched a consultation into possible changes to the legal framework for setting the personal injury discount rate.
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Claims farmers looking to exploit the new type of claims arising from coronavirus will contribute to an increase in fraud, warn lawyers.
Now in its twelfth year Post' s Insurance Fraud Awards is your opportunity to promote the outstanding work your business and employees have been doing to curtail and catch criminals intent on making money through nefarious means.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 13: Litigation under lockdown - how are lawyers and insurers managing legal disputes during the coronavirus?
In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new video series brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we gathered together a group of lawyers and claims experts to discuss how they are managing dispute resolution and…
Lawyers have warned that insurers could face an influx of employers' liability claims after the government changed it stance and is actively encouraging those who can’t work from home to return to their workplace following an easing of coronavirus…
Kicking off the Post Claims Club Live digital event today we have a podcast recording featuring experts and industry professionals analysing the impact of Covid-19 on claims operations.
The Association of Consumer Support Organisations and the Association of British Insurers have set a number of voluntary principles for insurers and law firms to follow to enable the timely resolution of disputes during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The personal injury protocol calling for solicitors and insurers to work together to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and protect access to justice will now remain in place for at least an extra four weeks.
Whiplash reforms, including the implementation of the claims portal, have been pushed back to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Malcolm Henké, head of Horwich Farrelly’s large and catastrophic injury group, provides a perspective on the potential challenges and opportunities that come with Covid-19 when looking at large and complex injury litigation.
Motor Insurance World Live video presentation: Same problem, new challenges; tackling motor fraud in 2020
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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.
Insurers plead with government to make early call on further whiplash reform delay in light of Covid-19
The whiplash reforms implementation date should be delayed and a realistic timescale put in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.
If the discount rate in Northern Ireland is made minus 1.75% this will lead to price hikes and potentially vast jumps in the cost of individual claims, insurers and lawyers have warned.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice plans to change the Northern Irish personal injury discount rate to minus 1.75%, pending a statutory consultation.
Recent research from the Association of British Insurers found compensators pay out millions every day on repairs and bodily injury claims in the UK but according to Olly Savage, Minsitry of Justice data reveals they’re handling high volumes of injury…
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…
The Ministry of Justice has addressed a “loophole” meaning children and vulnerable adults will be able to recoup representation costs when the delayed whiplash portal rolls out, but questions linger over its start date, pressure on courts and claimants…