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Whiplash portal: views from the claimant and defendant

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The current system has claimant lawyers deciding if a claim has merit. The new system is being specifically built on the basis that there will be more litigants in person. So, less claimant lawyer involvement, more claims management company input and more litigants in person deciding the merit of their own claim. All of which combines, in my view to more, not fewer, un-meritorious claims.

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MoJ confirms whiplash reforms delayed to April 2020

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Reforms that are likely to have a dramatic – and possibly catastrophic – effect on the personal injury sector have been delayed a year, the government has confirmed. The Ministry of Justice said the changes introduced through the Civil Liability Bill will ‘fundamentally transform’ how low-value whiplash claims are handled, and it needed to address concerns about access to justice.

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