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Appeal: judge went ‘too far’ in applying fundamental dishonesty

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The county court has overturned a decision to penalise a failed personal injury claimant with an order of fundamental dishonesty against her.

His Honour Judge Hodge QC, sitting at Manchester Civil Justice Centre (pictured), said District Judge Khan ‘went too far’ in penalising a woman who had made a claim against the restaurant chain La Tasca after claiming to have suffered a fall at its Trafford Centre branch in 2014.

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Government figures reveal whiplash claims in freefall

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A freedom of information request by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) reveals that the government’s compensation recovery unit recorded 335,365 claims in 2015/16 where the compensator had used the term ‘whiplash’ within the injury description field. In 2014/15, a total of 376,513 claims were identified in the same criteria – meaning a fall this year of 11%.

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