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.
Following the announcement of the MoJ to reduce the personal injury discount rate to -0.75%, the MoJ and the Scottish Government sought views on how the discount rate should be set in future. This article provides a summary of the ABI’s response to the personal injury discount rate consultation.
This whitepaper focuses on the MoJ’s confirmed changes to the personal injury claims process and the challenges facing the Motor Legal Expenses Insurance market as well as injured parties. The whitepaper also highlights potential scenarios that injured parties could find themselves in.
The Government’s consultation “Reforming the soft tissue Injury (‘whiplash’) claims process” provoked much commentary from insurers and professionals who work with personal injury claims. In this article, ARAG’s Lesley Attu sheds light on the proposed reforms and considers the implications.
Zurich welcomes the court success of Karen Maria O’Rafferty v London School of Economics at the Central London County Court. This is another victory for common sense, coming hot on the heels of Edwards v Sutton, which confirms that an Occupier’s duty is one of reasonableness.
Within the evolving legal landscape of personal injury, lies a piece of legislation to which Pursuers’ firms are becoming more alive when considering the merits of an injured party’s claim. This article sheds light on The Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972.
While whiplash reform has grabbed all the headlines of late, potential changes to the recoverability of legal costs in personal injury claims could be just as significant for the industry. Download Post’s article to find out more.
The serious injury guide was published in October 2015 and has now been available for use for over six months. This two page article sets out the latest on the implementation of the guide.
In this video, Allianz head of technical claims Sarah Mallaby shares her thoughts on whether the Jackson reforms were a success or not; what the changes in the threshold for personal injury claims might mean; and why Allianz is not a soft touch when it comes to fraudulent claims.
Reform to the regulatory landscape covering the personal injury compensation system hasn’t addressed the underlying cause of claims, the UK’s compensation culture. This briefing studies the impact of fraud upon motor premiums, industry efforts to tackle insurance fraud and the activities of CMCs.