This article first appeared in Insurance Post, 9th May 2018
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Simon Stanfield, chair, Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society, said: “These hastily prepared draft regulations fail to address the fundamental issues about the politicisation of damage awards by the judiciary and a medical diagnosis by civil servants rather than medical experts.
“This response to the widespread criticism of the Bill from all sides of the Lords falls spectacularly short. Our hope is that Peers will see this for what it is – a poor defence of the Ministry of Justice’s land grab of an independent judicial process.”