Personal Injury

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The new discount rate – striking a fair balance?


John Cuss asks whether it’s time to update the Civil Procedure Rules in respect of service by email.

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Queasy money? Curing travel sickness claims


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.

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


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.

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


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 ...

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Extending fixed recoverable costs: change is coming for litigators


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.

All Features and Opinion

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Funding switch cases – the retrospective sting in the tail


Tom Jenkinson from Bolt Burdon Kemp recaps the recent funding switch decision in XDE v North Middlesex University Hospital Trust [2019] EWHC 1482 (QB), as well as the pressures on legal aid funding and what firms can do to help justify a funding switch.

All Clinical negligence


Changes to the whiplash claims process


As part of its whiplash reform programme, the government is increasing the small claims limit for road traffic accident related personal injury claims to £5,000.

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