The road to reform on the personal injury discount rate has been long and winding but Deborah Newberry, head of corporate and public affairs at global law firm Kennedys, suggests with the strict timetable in the law there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
In this video, Corporate Account Manager, George Bladon, talks about ARAG's Motor Legal Solutions product and how it has already been updated in the light of the Civil Liability Act, that will come into force next year, and have serious implications for injured motorists.
It is no secret that austerity has had a significant impact on most people’s ability to get justice. This short article highlights how drivers are the latest group to be hit by legislation and how the Civil Liability Bill will impact all motorists.
This short report shines a light on what the public thinks about technology in the civil justice system, especially where insurance claims are concerned.
It has been more than 18 months since the employment tribunal fee regime was ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court. This article assesses whether fees for employment tribunal claims are likely to be re-introduced in the near future, as well as the potential impact of the government’s Good Work Plan.
Any organisation that carries out activities which require employees to use certain hand held tools needs to carefully assess the risks and put the right safeguards in place. This article provides advice on how organisations can reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration claims and fines.
Post’s Claims Club recently discussed the reforms and initiatives affecting the claims sector over the course of the unusual post-election Parliamentary session which is currently scheduled to last from 2017 - 2019. This booklet provides an overview of the areas on the agenda.
The ‘Jackson reforms’ significantly altered the way that personal injury claims were administered. Lord Jackson is now undertaking a further review, focusing on legislation around fixed recoverable costs. This article explores the review and the potential implications for brokers and customers.
This short paper outlines how the outcome of the General Election is likely to impact on the Government's forthcoming legislative programme. Areas covered: Brexit; discount rate reform; whiplash injury reform; Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill – autonomous vehicles.
In February 2017, the Lord Chancellor announced a cut in the discount rate, moving it from +2.5% to -0.75%. By providing anonymised examples of real Zurich claims, this article sheds light on the significant impact on the cost of future settled claims, as well as future casualty and motor premiums.