A Pain In The Neck

During the Autumn Statement, the Government announced its intention to clamp down on whiplash claims. Two wide-reaching reforms were proposed

DEBRIEF: THE AUTUMN STATEMENT 2015

During the Autumn Statement, the Government announced its intention to clamp down on whiplash claims. Two wide-reaching reforms were proposed:

  1. Removal of right to compensation for minor whiplash claims
  2. Increase of small claims threshold from <£1k claims to <£5k claims

The likely impact is that the majority of lower value claims will disappear altogether. in addition, lower value claims that do remain will be served by the Small Claims Court, where legal fees are not recoverable against the losing party,

 

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