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  • Holiday sickness claims

    Queasy money? Curing travel sickness claims

    25 September 2018 By Stephen Mason

    An epidemic of holiday sickness claims has plagued the travel industry over the past couple of years. Stephen Mason examines the impact of new regulations.

  • faq

    PAS FAQ: Serving a claim directly upon my client's employer

    8 June 2018

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains whether it is possible to serve a personal injury claim notification form (CNF) directly upon your client’s employer.

  • hospital corridor

    Law Society blog: Law firm marketing ban in hospitals won’t cure NHS ills

    3 May 2017

    Read our blog post by Richard Miller, head of Justice at the Law Society, in which he argues that plans to ban personal injury firms advertising in hospitals in England are short-sighted and counter-productive.

  • Car crash

    Winner takes all: How far should the personal injury reforms go?

    20 March 2017

    Following the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation “Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (Whiplash) Claims Process” earlier this year, the personal injury (PI) sector is about to face a radical change. Matthew Cotton, vice-chair of the Civil Litigation Section examines the opposing views and comments on the likely effects of the controversial reforms.

  • Jackson LJ

    Extending fixed recoverable costs: change is coming for litigators

    9 December 2016 By Kerry Underwood

    The government is consulting until 17 January on extending fixed recoverable costs across civil litigation. If implemented, they will represent some of the greatest changes for civil litigators since the 19th century, says Kerry Underwood.

  • Lady justice statue

    A2J: The case against the government’s whiplash reform proposals

    19 July 2016

    Access to Justice (A2J) is leading the charge against the government’s plans to raise the small claims limit for PI claims. Here, A2J chair Martin Coyne explains why the evidence justifying the reforms is flawed - and how solicitors can get involved in their campaign.

  • donna scully

    MoJ whiplash proposals: there is a better way

    19 July 2016

    Lawyers have been waiting anxiously for the Ministry of Justice’s consultation paper on its proposed whiplash reforms. Whilst this may seem a minor matter in light of national events, the paper will signal the start of a process that may have a greater impact upon the legal and claims sector than Brexit ever will, says Donna Scully.

  • Crossed fingers

    Fundamental dishonesty: where are we now?

    28 June 2016 By Kerry Underwood

    What constitutes fundamental dishonesty has been left to the discretion of the court with no definition provided within the CPR. Kerry Underwood suggests this could all change very soon, with a decision by the Supreme Court imminent. 

  • andrew ritchie qc

    Arbitrate, don't litigate

    24 September 2015

    With the civil courts in crisis, could arbitration be a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to litigation in resolving personal injury and clinical negligence claims?

  • Crossed fingers

    Fundamental dishonesty: the new buzzword for litigators?

    9 June 2015 By Kerry Underwood

    Why fundamental dishonesty is now a key term for personal injury lawyers, and is likely to become so for other civil litigators

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