Legislation intended to reform the personal injury small claims sector looks set to be halted until September 2018 at the earliest.

On 5 July, the government confirmed the parliamentary schedule until the summer recess on 24 July – and crucially the second reading of the Civil Liability Bill was not included.

The bill has progressed through the House of Lords and has yet to be debated the Commons, but the delay means it will not now reappear until 5 September at the earliest, when parliament returns.