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Reforming whiplash claims—or really not?

Published on: 20 March 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Reforming whiplash claims—or really not?
  • Original news
  • The government has now published its response to the consultation—what happens next?
  • What are the key changes being proposed? How do the proposals differ for claims from motorcyclists and pedestrians?
  • What drawbacks are there to the changes? Are the measures practical and capable of being effectively implemented and enforced?
  • What practical impact will this have in terms of insurance?
  • How do the proposed changes fit into personal injury reform more broadly? Are there any alternative proposals?
  • If the Bill goes through unchanged, what impact would the proposed changes have on practitioners? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising clients in this area?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: The Prisons and Courts Bill has set out significant changes to the process for whiplash claims. Andrew Twambley, managing partner of Amelans Solicitors and chief spokesperson for Access to Justice (A2J), explains why the proposals would not only adversely affect those genuinely injured in road traffic accidents, but would also see the demise of large number of personal injury lawyers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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