Roundtable Legal Reforms: LASPO - One year review

It has been a year since the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 was introduced, marking the widest ranging changes to the UK civil justice system since the Woolf reforms in the 1990s.

Post, in association with Hill Dickinson, brought together specialists from the legal, insurance and health and safety sectors to discuss whether, a year after implementation, the reforms can be deemed a success or a failure. In a wide-reaching roundtable debate, the group considered the success of the claims portal, how the reforms have impacted claimant lawyers' behaviour, the courts' response to the legislation, and whether the next tranche of reforms will be welcomed by the industry to a greater or lesser degree than Laspo.

Download this article for analysis of the roundtable discussion.