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Are five hundred words not enough to define what ‘whiplash’ means?

In a blog earlier today we noted that measures to address “whiplash” are to be included in the Prison and Courts Bill published today.

Indeed Part 5 of the Bill, which has just been published, is simply headed “WHIPLASH” (the capitals are from the Bill itself). 541 more words

Policy Development

“We are in rather a jam as a nation” – Brexit and civil justice issues

On 31 January 2017 the EU Justice Sub-Committee heard further evidence in its enquiry into the arrangements for civil justice co-operation and the role of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) after the UK leaves the EU. 921 more words

Policy Development

Commons Justice Select Committee – oral evidence session on whiplash reforms

On 7 February, the Justice Select Committee heard evidence from the Association of British Insurers represented by James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers represented by its President, Neil Sugarman into the proposed whiplash reforms set out in the Ministry of Justice’s consultation issued in November 2016. 745 more words

General Insurance

No appeal in discount rate decision

Just a few days ago, the routes to appeal in relation to the discount rate for future pecuniary losses in personal injury cases were exhausted with the court’s refusal to entertain a hearing on the issue. 457 more words

Policy Development

Discount rate judicial review hearing

Damages Act 1996 – ABI’s judicial review of Lord Chancellor’s decision to set a discount rate by 31 January 2017 – decision expected on Friday 20 January… 585 more words

Policy

Supreme Court rules on three cases arising from the war on terror

On 17 January the Supreme Court handed down three judgments in cases arising from recent military campaigns. Claims had been brought against the UK Government on matters such as the scope of tort liability and certain Convention rights. 533 more words

Policy

MPs debate access to justice and ‘whiplash’ - 11 January 2017

Debates in Westminster Hall take place away from the main Commons chamber and generally serve to raise awareness of the subject matter. Access to justice, debated this Wednesday, is an important topic, covering current MoJ “whiplash reforms” (small claims limit for personal injuries and general damages for minor soft tissue injuries) as well as employment tribunal fees, legal aid and court closures. 999 more words

Ministry Of Justice