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Tougher punishments for employers breaching health & safety laws

Changes introduced under the Health and Safety Offences Act has led to employers being hit with tougher penalties for breaching…

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…

APIL slams ‘watered down justice’ for mesothelioma victims

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has slammed government ministers for not going far enough to ensure sufferers of…

MASS warns against small claims limit increase after Competition Commission revelations

The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) has once again warned the government not to increase the small claims limit after…

Insurers willing to end pre-med offers according to Ministry of Justice

The government has claimed that the insurance industry are willing to end the practice of making accident victims settlement offers…

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)…

Lawyers welcome U-turn over changes to mesothelioma claims process

Personal injury lawyers have welcomed the government’s decision to reject the insurance industry suggested changes to the way compensation claims…

SRA resisted ‘unbearable’ pressure to fast-track ABS applications

The Executive Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed that the legal industry regulator was forced to resist…

Law Society slams fixed recoverable cost plans for mesothelioma claims

The Law Society has slammed ideas proposed by the ABI (Association of British Insurers) and the government to introduce fixed…

The Transport Select Committee launches fresh whiplash inquiry

The Transport Select Committee (TSC) has launched a fresh whiplash inquiry amid criticisms of the government for ignoring their previous…

APIL relieved with small claims limit decision

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has expressed their relief with the government’s decision not to increase the small…

Don’t let whiplash announcement be delayed by reshuffle

Lawyers are urging the government not to let Helen Grant’s removal from the role of Justice Minister affect the upcoming…

MASS warn against rushing review of Jackson reform problems

MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society) has expressed worry that a review of the problems with the Jackson reforms could come…

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…

Ministry of Justice deny Justice Minister’s mesothelioma pledge to charities

The Ministry of Justice and in particular the Justice Minister, Helen Grant (pictured), have come under fire from charities supporting…

‘Charter for rogue bosses’ set to cost workplace injury victims

The government have this week rolled out Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which is set to…

Victims put first in Scottish report – This is how it should be

Over the past few years and in particular since 1st April this year the government in England and Wales has found…

Discount rate research reveals claimant caution on damages investment

Research on the discount rate, funded for and encouraged by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), has disproved the theory suggested…

Legal aid reforms are out of sync with prime minister’s SME pledge

It has been revealed that the legal aid reforms introduced this year are having an adverse effect on the Prime…

Insurers opposing Mesothelioma Bill damages increase because the cost is unfair

The Mesothelioma Bill has been creating a steady debate over the past couple of months, largely surrounding the decision to…

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