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While the party conferences have their own agendas dictated by the leadership, it is fringe events which can sometimes be relied upon when looking to take the temperature of party members and MPs on…Read more
The unexpected result of last week's General Election has opened a period of political uncertainty of unknown length. We await additional detail this week as the Conservative government looks to…Read more
Annual CRU data confirms entrenched claims culture but continuation of last government's reform programme looks likely
A month later than usual the DWP have published their usual annual claims data for the 12 month period up until 31 March. We can now examine it both alongside the data for previous years, and against…Read more
Second reading of the Prisons and Courts Bill is achieved but future challenges to the government's whiplash and SCT limit reforms continue to lie ahead
On Monday the Prisons and Courts Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons. Part 5 of the Bill is the vehicle through which those aspects of the government's proposed reforms affecting…Read more
Yesterday the government produced its response to the consultation on reforming soft tissue injury claims arising out of road traffic accidents and the proposed increase in the SCT limit to £5,000. In…Read more
Response from the judiciary to the whiplash/SCT consultation identifies their key barriers to change as well as a potential way forwards
One of the less welcome responses to the consultation ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (‘whiplash’) Claims Process’ received by the MoJ which was submitted on the final day of the available window…Read more
Major disruption expected as Government shows its hand on reform of whiplash and the small claims environment
Until yesterday the burning question was what the current government were intending to do with the announcement by the former Chancellor George Osborne in last year’s Autumn Statement that there was…Read more
In March, the MoJ announced that changes would be made to way that MedCo operates, following the MoJ’s Framework Review at the end of last year. Those proposals were intended to tackle the issues then…Read more
Where do the latest political post-EU referendum developments leave the government’s civil justice reform agenda?
The task of anticipating future developments on matters of key significance to insurers following the quite unexpected result of last week’s EU referendum vote remains an almost impossible one. The…Read more