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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Why fundamental dishonesty is now a key term for personal injury lawyers, and is likely to become so for other civil litigators
Steve Webber suggests PI firms considering remarketing themselves as clinical negligence specialists are taking a massive risk
Asad Khan on why Chris Grayling’s attack on the ‘compensation culture’ won’t work