The government’s Civil Liability Act has created a world of pain for stakeholders, with unintended consequences from the reforms surfacing by the week. In this blog, Minster Law’s CEO Shirley Woolham asks how legal expenses insurance can help in the post-reform world.
The well-known maxim of an Englishman’s home being his castle will soon be put to the test by the Court of Appeal in the case of Swift v Carpenter,  EWHC 2060 (QB). This article sheds light on the case which deals with accommodation claims in catastrophic personal injury cases.
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.
This short report shines a light on what the public thinks about technology in the civil justice system, especially where insurance claims are concerned.
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.