MASS in the Media – 2017

MASS in the Media - 2017

MASS in the media

December 2017

Is progress being made?
Modern Insurance Magazine, Issue 28, December 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, considers the LASPO review and MASS’s response to the review team.


November 2017

Outdated changes
Modern Insurance Magazine, Issue 27, November 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, questions whether the proposed RTA changes are really necessary given the changed claims environment

Costs Lawyer Magazine, November/December 2017 edition
Simon Stanfield of MASS considers the combination of challenging new proposals before claimant solicitors.

October 2017

Sector-wide coverage of MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield’s speech to the MASS Annual Conference 2017.

Extracts from Chair’s speech to MASS Annual Conference 2017
Press release – 11th October

August 2017

Association of District Judges Bulletin – August 2017
Simon Stanfield of MASS considers the Government’s proposed reforms for the Association of District Judges.

MASS in the MediaJuly 2017

The Law Commission – why aren’t we using it?
Modern Claims Magazine, Issue 26, July 2017
Fiona Scurlock (PI Solicitor at Gray Hooper Holt LLP and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the South East) looks at issues around the Law Commission.


June 2017

Several articles included quotes from MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, on the inclusion of the Civil Liability Bill in the Queen’s Speech.

MASS responds to inclusion of Civil Liability Bill in legislative programme (set out in the Queen’s Speech)
Press release – 21st June 2017

Defendant firms in £126m credit hire claim to face October 2018 hearing
Law Society Gazette, 7th June 2017
Inclusion of MASS comment on the case: “The High Court judgement on the Autofocus cases appears to be pretty damning, but the full implications of the judgment and what it means for claimant firms in practice are as yet unknown in light of the ongoing separate commercial Court proceedings. In the meantime, we would expect that Defendant representatives review their practices to ensure that any rates evidence presented is of the utmost credibility and integrity”.

May 2017

MASS’ Simon Stanfield on the whiplash opportunity
Insurance Post, 23rd May 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, writes in a Trade Voice column that claimants, insurers and the Government should work together to address some of the issues impacting the sector.

MASS responds to the publication of the Conservative Party election Manifesto (in which the Party says it will consider a ban on cold calling and will pursue its whiplash agenda)
Press release – 18th May 2017

Right about the Discount Rate
Modern Claims Magazine, Issue 25, May 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, considers the change in the discount rate announced by the Lord Chancellor.

April 2017

Association of District Judges Bulletin – April 2017
Simon Stanfield of MASS considers the Government’s proposed reforms for the Association of District Judges.

March 2017

Failed Objectives
Modern Claims Magazine, Issue 24, March 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield considers the Government’s plans to disincentivise minor, exaggerated and fraudulent whiplash claims through the Prisons and Courts Bill.

February 2017

Insurers will be the winners and consumers the losers in personal injury ‘reforms’, economic study shows
Press release – 9th February 2017
Joint press release from MASS, the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) on an economic report considering the Government’s reforms conducted by Compass Lexecon.

MoJ ‘firing in wrong direction’
Solicitors Journal, 7th February 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, reacts to the Transport Select Committee’ hearing: “Bob Neill MP and his committee posed some fundamental questions around the justification and rationale for the MoJ’s proposals, illustrating why they are ill-considered, misdirected, and deeply unfair. We hope that the committee will now consider it entirely appropriate to pose these questions directly to an MoJ minister. The government’s proposals will have far-reaching consequences and should be subject to vigorous examination before they are progressed further.”

January 2017

Consumers deserve to be protected from cold calling
Modern Claims Magazine, Issue 23, January 2017
MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield, considers the problem of cold calling and nuisance calls.

Several articles cover MASS’s accusation that Department for Transport (DfT) statistics show that the government is using “misleading” figures on the number of injuries caused road traffic accidents (RTAs) to push forward its persona injury reforms, undermining one of the key arguments for them.

MASS: DfT figures show that MoJ reform proposals are based on misleading RTA casualty figures
Press release – 16th January 2017

Government forecast on impact of PI reforms “skewed against lawyers” say economists
Legal Futures, 9th January 2017
The Government’s own assessment of the impact of its planned personal injury reforms “makes the implicit assumption that solicitors, and the civil justice system as a whole, produce no benefits to society”, according to independent economists.

See also:

MASS in the Media
MASS in the Media – 2021
MASS in the Media – 2020
MASS in the Media – 2019
MASS in the Media – 2018
MASS in the Media – 2016
MASS in the Media – 2015
MASS in the Media – 2014

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