The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) official heading whiplash reform programme has maintained that April 2020 remains the goal, but said minister Lord Keen wants “to get this right and not rush it”.
While admitting there was a risk that implementation might be delayed, Richard Hutchinson rejected suggestions that the MoJ’s language on April 2020 was softening, as some on both sides of the divide have suggested.
He told this week’s PI Futures conference in Manchester that “the aim is April 2020 until it isn’t”.
Paul Nicholls, chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, also said he thought the reforms would be delayed, and warned of “chaos” if they were not.
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