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.
Road traffic accident claimants have waited over a year just for their cases to be heard in court due to backlogs exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of Ministry of Justice figures by Zurich.
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Insurers have urged the Ministry of Justice to release the rules for the whiplash portal as soon as possible, after delays earlier this year.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice has decided not to change the country's discount rate in line with the existing framework but will wait for reforms. DAC Beachcroft complex injury partner Louise Butler considers the next steps.
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Aviva has been accused of telling alleged “untruths” about a medico-legal expert in a bid to drive down claims pay outs, documents supplied to the High Court show.
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.
Minster Law has reported a £1.1m profit for 2019 as it launches a digital claims portal to 75% of its customers.
The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland has decided against changing the country's personal injury discount rate until a revised legal framework is in place.
The Court of Appeal has rewritten the approach to calculating personal injury accommodation claims in a landmark judgment that awarded the claimant additional damages of £802,000 for the cost of special accommodation.
Insurer Ecclesiastical has faced criticism after failing to provide evidence “in a candid manner” during the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into Anglican Church abuse.
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Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Sam Elsby reflects on the need for collaboration between the representatives of claimants and defendants to ensure the best outcomes for injured people, both during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
While the serious injury claims cycle faced delays during the start of the pandemic, time pressures are now “easing” as care providers find ways to adapt.
If Ecclesiastical CEO Mark Hews is sorry for how the insurer has handled non-recent child sexual abuse claims, should he not be addressing the victims rather than shareholders?
It is the year 2030. After a number of false starts the government finally introduced its Whiplash reforms in April 2022 following delays due to the extended impact of Brexit and Covid 19.
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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.
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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.