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7 September 2018

MoJ sets date for Civil Liability Bill savings report: 2025

Reaction to Civil Liability Bill second reading

Government exempts vulnerable road users from claims limit increase

Government goes ‘full steam ahead’ on whiplash reforms

Civil Liability Bill: MoJ unveils plan for holding insurers to account

Lawyers make one last push as MPs return to parliament for whiplash debate

Campaign group slams ABI personal injury survey as ‘worthless propaganda’


31 August 2018

Motor claims are falling but the cost of car insurance remains high

Plan to change personal injury claim rules ‘will penalise victims’

Rother Valley MP fears Government’s new Bill will deny justice to those with genuine injury claims


24 August 2018

Whiplash rethink urged as motor claims fall

PI market “holding up” despite threat from reforms

‘Encouraging, but room for improvement’: Industry reacts to ABI’s latest fraud figures


17 August 2018

Motor insurance claims are falling and insurers are reporting record profits, so why is the cost of car cover still sky high?

Insurers and lawyers line up for battle over whiplash law

Public opposed to government’s personal injury reforms, survey finds


10 August 2018

Whiplash reforms delayed, soft motor insurance pricing now looks premature

The Civil Liability Bill – An Assault on Our Access to Justice


3 August 2018

Insurance Rage: Twambley grills Williams over whiplash

Gauke asked to prove that £5k small claims limit is needed

MPs call for further whiplash delays if LIP portal doesn’t work

Briefing: Motor insurers taking big risks with claims reform gamble


27 July 2018

Labour MPs step up opposition to Civil Liability Bill

MPs call for proper explanation of small claims rise

Irish personal injury payouts dwarf UK totals


20 July 2018

Personal injury claims reforms delayed: Group reacts

MoJ confirms whiplash reforms delayed to April 2020

Government delays whiplash reforms

Whiplash reforms delayed until 2020

All sides welcome whiplash reform delay


13 July 2018

Civil Liability Bill journey postponed

Public opposed to government’s personal injury reforms, survey finds


6 July 2018

Civil Liability Bill delayed for weeks

Whiplash reforms encounter further delays

Good and bad news for Civil Liability Bill opponents


29 June 2018

Justice Committee calls for delay to personal injury reforms

Labour pledges small claims limit fight as Civil Liability Bill moves to Commons

We’ll hold insurers to account over whiplash savings, Keen pledges


22 June 2018

Civil Liability Bill: Government secures crucial win by just 13 votes

Whiplash claims fall as Parliament debates claimant curbs

MoJ figures show five-figure slump in PI claims


15 June 2018

Government makes some concessions on Civil Liability Bill but defeats bid to remove damages tariff

Warning over whiplash claim reforms

Former LCJ bids to axe tariffs from Civil Liability Bill


8th June 2018

7 out of 10 motorists don’t want whiplash reforms

Eight out of 10 people cannot understand UK insurance policies

FCA propose tougher rules for CMCs


1st June 2018

We hate renewals, say consumers on social media

The Justice Select Committee report and the questions it poses for insurance


18th May 2018

Justice Committee calls for delay to personal injury reforms

ABI lashes out at MPs over small claims report as claimant lawyers urge government to act on it

Updated: MPs raise ‘strong concerns’ over whiplash reform


4th May 2018

Opposition parties slam whiplash reforms

Peers agree to cold-calling ban with strong penalties for those who use illegally obtained data


27th April 2018

Opposition raise serious doubts about Civil Liability Bill but several peers support overall direction

Opposition to Civil Liability Bill steps up as peers prepare for first debate

‘Skeletal’ whiplash bill threatens to sideline parliament, peers warn

British Cycling calls on government to change reforms that could prevent injured cyclists from getting compensation

Insurers fail to drive down premiums


20th April 2018

Justice minister tells PI lawyers: No let-up in reform plans

Justice minister uncompromising on whiplash reforms and says more fixed costs are on the way

Car insurance cost drops for first time in three years

Government to introduce fixed costs for holiday sickness claims “in coming weeks”


13th April 2018

Personal injury reforms: Motion calls for exclusion of certain road users

Whiplash crackdown faces tough passage

Insurers’ backlash over whiplash

Crackdown on whiplash claims could prevent non-motorists getting compensation for road injuries, MPs warn


6th April 2018

MP urges ‘common sense’ on exceptions to Civil Liability Bill

Cyclists and motorcyclists should be exempt from whiplash reforms, says MP

Eight out of 10 insurance bosses predict that premiums will rise in the next two years

Consumers remain sceptical on whiplash reform savings, believe premiums will rise


30th March 2018

Government unveils whiplash claims crackdown which it says will cut insurance premiums by £35 a year

How insurance giants are raking in £800million a year from rip-off extras including legal or breakdown cove

Claimant lawyers hit out at government’s discount rate reform


23rd March 2018

Government announces Ogden, whiplash reform programme

Whiplash claims revamp to save drivers £35 a year

Whiplash reforms could cost claimant lawyers £80m, government says

Government brushes aside MPs’ discount rate change caution


16th March 2018

Corporate greed and the new robber barons

48% of Brits do not trust insurers to pay claims

Cost of motor claims hits highest ever level


9th March 2018

PI market will shrink to just a dozen firms says legal investor

Supreme Court rules in Barton v Wright Hassall

LASPO review: government to revisit ‘ambitious’ summer deadline


2nd March 2018

Direct Line’s stunning results explain why your insurance premiums are so high

Government “disingenuous” in use of PI small claims limit figures, argues union

Solicitors not expected to help opposing LiPs


23rd February 2018

Lawyers outraged as ABI given go-ahead to fund PI gateway

Insurers to fund personal injury IT gateway

‘Unfair and unnecessary’ – The behind scenes lobbying to thwart whiplash crackdown

Millions sold ‘useless’ insurance to boost company profits 


16th February 2018

The countdown begins: Whiplash reforms to be introduced in April 2019

Officials confirm April 2019 for RTA claim reforms

Whiplash reforms coming in April 2019

Insurers raise premiums for divorced flat-dwellers


9th February 2018

Access to Justice calls out government after insurance jobs cull

Claims job losses due to fewer cases and digitalisation, says Allianz’s Gibson 

Increased insurance excess won’t necessarily cut premiums, say experts 

Insurers accused of delaying injury payments

10% of young people’s wages spent on rising car insurance premiums


2nd February 2018

As premiums hit record levels, cash strapped motorists need a break from money grubbing insurers

Government accused of “pulling its punches” over PI cold-calling ban

CILEx Journal – The Civil Liability Bill and Personal Injury Reform: A Road to Nowhere  


26th January 2018

How your email address can see you pay more for car insurance

Car insurance premiums rise for eight successive quarters

Looking for new answers in PI

Insuring the car will cost £900 a year


19th January 2018

Justice minister backs litigants in person to handle PI claims

More CMC involvement will be ‘beneficial’ in motor claims says Justice minister

Lord Keen: Greater involvement by CMCs “beneficial” for personal injury market

UK’s car insurance postcode lottery revealed


12th January 2018

Don’t be fooled by the silence – MoJ “hard at work” to increase PI small claims limit

Industry welcomes incoming Justice Secretary David Gauke

Gauke named as first solicitor lord chancellor

Sixth lord chancellor in six years as Lidington moves on


5th January 2018

Britain’s insurers find a sympathetic ear in Downing Street

Motorists ‘have seen average premiums increase by nearly £200 since 2012’


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