news Round Up

News Roundup

19th May 2017

Tories pledge whiplash reform and “stronger” legal services regulation

Tory manifesto pledges to ‘consider ban’ on cold calling for personal injury

LPM Magazine – Can PI Survive? 

Modern Claims Magazine – A2J Nick Garner Interview 

Politicians demand heavy fines for insurers overpricing loyal customers – report

 

4th May 2017

Academic “debunks” claim that UK is whiplash capital of Europe

 

2nd May 2017

The ABI does politics – but only when it suits

Government has no evidential justification on which to progress with PI reforms, says Thompsons

Election question mark over courts bill

Prisons and Courts Bill scrapped

Prisons and Courts Bill dropped

Law reform programme aborted by snap poll

General election ‘could delay whiplash reform for years’

Motor insurers under fire as claims fall but premiums rise

Car insurance premium bills are at record highs but insurers don’t want us to know the real reason why

 

11th April 2017

Car insurance premiums ‘jump by £110’ 

Insurers must stomach compensation reforms, says uSwitch

Blog: Injured claimants are not lobby fodder

Insurance companies made to come clean

Car insurance rises by 9.4% – and there’s more to come, says Consumer Intelligence

 

29th March 2017

Insurers urge MPs to close whiplash “loophole” in Prison and Courts Bill

 

21st March 2017

“We’ve gone for moderate options to reform PI,” says justice minister 

Courts bill proceeds unscathed but Labour threatens to table amendments 

 

20th March 2017

New evidence in A2J commissioned report shows no correlation between whiplash claim numbers and rising motor insurance premiums 

Government PI reforms will hand insurers windfall of up to £700m, say economists

MPs launch inquiry into government’s personal injury reforms

Car insurance: Economists debunk industry claims whiplash crackdown will result in lower premiums

 

16th March 2017

ABI reaction to Discount Rate cut portrays insurers as shallow, self-interested and heartless, says ARAG

The UK Is Raising The Small Claims Limit For Victims of Negligence 

 

2nd March 2017

MPs warn government that PI reforms “risk injustice for genuine claimants”

Lawyers vow to fight on over small claims curbs 

PI firms will have ‘no other choice but to close’ following whiplash reform 

 

23rd February 2017

Government unveils whiplash bill

PI reforms in full – fixed whiplash damages to start at £225, 1 October 2018 start date

Government to raise small claims track limit for whiplash to £5000

Government to bring in fixed tariffs for whiplash pay-outs

Government presses ahead with whiplash reforms – but gives ground on other PI claims 

Courts bill: claimants ‘extremely disappointed’ by PI reforms

Courts bill: MoJ confirms sweeping PI reforms for October 2018 

 

20th February 2017

Careless driving licence

 

16th February 2017

Access To Workplace Justice At Threat

Road accident victim speaks out against government proposals to increase the small claims limit

Drivers face further insurance price hikes as insurers backtrack on premium reduction promise

 

8th February 2017

Insurance boss queries blanket increase in small claims limit

Forensic MPs finally nail insurers over their PI spin

Bob Neill MP: MoJ ‘firing in wrong direction’

MoJ “firing in wrong direction” on PI reforms, says justice committee chair

 

3rd February 2017

PI reforms could make justice system “unworkable”, district judges tell government

Post Power List 2017: A2J Andrew Twambley

Motor insurance premiums hit record high, as cars go hi tech

Former mayor speaks out against government proposals

 

26th January 2017

Raise the small claims limit, say leading claimant PI lawyers with alternative reform plan

 

24th January 2017

PI reforms could cost 28,000 UK law firm jobs, warn economists

Car insurance costs rising ‘five times faster than train fares’

 

23rd January 2017

Warning of tens of thousands of UK jobs losses from personal injury legal reforms

1,700 Mersey law jobs ‘at risk’ in law reforms, campaigners say

“Thousands of jobs at risk” from PI reforms, economists warn

Eight out of 10 PI jobs at risk from whiplash reforms

Economists say PI reforms will put 35,000 jobs at risk

Whiplash crackdown could cost 35,000 jobs, lawyers claim

 

20th January 2017

Judiciary issues warning to government over impact of PI reform

Blog: Let’s create a cross-industry body to push anti-fraud reforms

 

19th January 2017

Judges ‘dismayed’ by government’s whiplash proposals, say it will clog up courts

Government “cherrypicking misleading figures” to push PI reforms

Your Thoughts: What Might Be The Impact Of The UK’s Cuts To Whiplash Claims? 

Whiplash legislation ‘will commence’ later this month, minister says 

 

16th January 2017

6,000 say no to whiplash compensation law changes that would stop injured cyclists recovering costs

These PI reforms ignore the most vulnerable road users

Minister shows no sign of budging over PI reforms

Confused.com says car insurance premiums are soaring, as insurers try to deflect blame

 

9th January 2017

Government forecast on impact of PI reforms “skewed against lawyers”, say economists

Lawyers hit out over whiplash 

Christina Rees: Tory insurance reforms will feed more cream to the fat cats 

Solicitors flood MoJ with whiplash protests on consultation D-day 

 

5th January 2017

Insurers won’t pass on whiplash savings 

Insurers, not lawyers, are the bad guys when it comes to whiplash

Whiplash reforms treat victims ‘like an inconvenience’

 

3rd January 2017

Insurers hit loyal customers with huge price rises

Changes would be a licence for insurers to under-settle

Lawyers urge Lord Chancellor to rethink whiplash reforms 

 

News Roundup 2016