The balance of justice has shifted in favour of defendants

4th September 2014

The Ministry of Justice has today published its latest proposals for its whiplash reform programme in a ‘Consultation on independence in medical reporting and expert accreditation’.

The balance of justice has shifted in favour of defendantsCraig Budsworth, Chair of MASS, said:

“This further consultation focuses on the government’s drive to develop the changes promised last October. We were already concerned that the balance of justice has shifted in the favour of defendants ahead of the impact of these proposed changes and the further reforms yet to be implemented next month.

We have yet to see all the savings being passed on by insurers from the changes so far and these changes will again save them money. The government must demand that consumers see the full benefits of these reforms in reduced motor insurance premiums.”

MASS will consult with its members before submitting a detailed response to the consultation before the closing date of 1 October 2014.

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For further information:

Craig Budsworth     07525377475
Tim Carr                 07775 853789     tim@tcarr.co.uk

Notes to editors:
MASS is a non-profit making national association of solicitors who specialise in road traffic accidents, representing the accident victim. Formed in 1991, MASS promotes the highest standards of legal services through education and representation in the pursuit of justice for the victims of road traffic accidents. MASS comprises 150 solicitor firms that employ over 2,000 legal staff, throughout the UK. Collectively member firms conduct in excess of 600,000 road traffic accident personal injury claims each year.

The victim, and what is in their best interests, must remain at the centre of the debate.  Our goal in this debate is to both protect the rights and interests of consumers who are victims of genuine road traffic accidents as our constitutional objective.


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MASS promotes the highest standards of legal services through education and representation in the pursuit of justice for victims of road traffic accidents.