Whiplash claims to be reformed in April 2019

The Times, The Brief, 13 February 2018

Controversial plans to reform whiplash litigation by raising the small claims limit for road traffic accidents to £5,000 are likely to be implemented in April next year, it emerged yesterday. The Motor Accident Solicitors Society said that ministers had informed its officials that they were planning on bringing in the change from spring 2019.

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The Motor Accident Solicitors Society said that ministers had informed its officials that they were planning on bringing in the change from spring 2019.

Whiplash claims to be reformed in April 2019 Whiplash claims to be reformed in April 2019 Simon Stanfield, the society’s chairman, said his organisation, which is part of an alliance of groups that oppose the reforms, would “continue to fight the proposed changes to whiplash claims at every opportunity”. Stanfield said that “if parliament approves the plans and they do proceed, there are still huge questions about how it would be implemented, operated and how the worst consequences can be limited”.


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