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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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