Defendant lawyers have told the government that the ban on referral fees in personal injury claims is not working, as part of a wide-ranging response to inform the government’s review of civil litigation funding reforms.
Ministry of Justice officials have confirmed that plans to increase the small claims limit for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.
Insurers are legally obliged to pay costs to claimant solicitors for initiating claims in the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) portal, the Law Society has submitted to the Supreme Court.
Controversial plans to reform whiplash litigation by raising the small claims limit for road traffic accidents to £5,000 are likely to be implemented in April next year, it has emerged.
Ordinary people, including the elderly, will be denied expert legal advice required to navigate the court system and understand essential medical evidence to prove their injury, the Law Society has warned.
The Law Society has launched two accreditations to help consumers identify practitioners that specialise in occupational injury (disease) and catastrophic injury.
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The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has conceded to MPs that the insurance industry saved ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ from reforms to personal injury in 2013 and that whiplash claims have come down in the last year.
Insurers not consumers will benefit if government plans to change the way people seek compensation for personal injury are implemented, despite attempts to portray the reforms as a bid to tackle questionable whiplash claims, a new economic study claims.
A complete ban on cold calling for personal injury claims is essential to protect consumers and prevent unscrupulous operators from finding a way around existing rules, solicitors’ groups have warned.