Expertise from A-Z - Personal injury reform: Shaking up the compensation culture

Three years ago as an industry, we were welcoming the government’s reforms to the civil litigation system. This was heralded by the incoming Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and Lord Justice Jackson’s other Civil Procedure Rules recommendations to address the UK’s infamous compensation culture when it came to speculative personal injury claims.

Three years on and it is clear that the reforms have not addressed the underlying problems with the UK compensation system, as the volume of whiplash claims within the portal have returned to pre-Laspo levels.

This article focuses on what can be done to provide tangible change.

Topics covered:
• Compensation industry.
• Regulatory change.
• Ensuring access to justice.