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Truss replaced as Justice Secretary

In Theresa May’s reshuffle this weekend, the cabinet saw a change in a number of positions. One of note to…

Six weeks to protect claimants

The Ministry of Justice will hold a consultation over their decision to alter the personal injury discount rate. Insurers and solicitors…

Economists reveal reforms won’t lower premiums

Motorists will lose out. That is the message from economist reports in relation to the soft tissue claim reforms. Designed…

Soft tissue injury victims to be severely hampered by new reforms

Motorists who suffer soft tissue injuries in road traffic accidents will be hit by new government reform that will severely hamper…

New legislation against laser pointers at vehicles

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced legislation to punish people who shine laser pointers into cockpits, train cabs and cars.…

Why are the whiplash reforms a ‘false narrative’?

The insurance industry and the government have for three years reported that the UK faces a “fraudulent claims” epidemic. This…

Coin throwing – The dying embers of “yob” football culture?

It’s an ugly spectacle and one that isn’t welcome in today’s game, yet still happens on an alarmingly frequent basis.…

The price of one punch

One punch assault injuries and deaths are unfortunately becoming much more common. You will likely have seen one of the spate…

Truss respects legal industry whiplash concerns

When George Osborne announced in his autumn statement that he intended to raise the small claims limit to £5,000 and…

Legal pressure prompts SRA “cold calling” u-turn

Pressure from the legal community just days after spotting the removal of “rule 7” in the SRA handbook, has prompted…

Motor insurers ‘reluctant’ to pass on whiplash savings

If the Government needed a big enough reason to draw a line over proposed whiplash reforms, there should be no…

Half a billion in savings not passed on by insurers

Last week Scott Rees & Co asked the question “are insurers punishing blameless drivers?”, amid claims that savings made from…

Is the Government really as committed against fraud as they claim?

A shocking revelation by the Law Commission has raised eyebrows and doubts over how serious the government really is over…

MoJ announce ban on lawyer’s offering inducements

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that they are to ban lawyers from offering inducements to potential clients in…

Senior Ministry of Justice official hints at personal injury inducements ban

The Head of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has hinted that the government may…

CMCs face hefty fines under new Ministry of Justice proposals

If proposals by the government are pushed through, rogue claims management companies (CMCs) will face fines of up to 20%…

APIL lead attack on MoJ over plans to scrap mesothelioma recoverability fee exemption

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has led attacks on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), as they revealed plans…

Medical panels to be created for whiplash claims MoJ confirms

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that they are to begin the process of forming medical panels to assess…

MoJ sets plan to give Legal Ombudsman complaints responsibility over CMCs

The government has finally set out plans to hand over the responsibility of handling complaints regarding claims management companies (CMCs)…

Ministry of Justice reshuffle sees new Justice Minister appointed

The government has announced that there will be a new Justice Minister after Helen Grant MP was moved sideways to…

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