A new law which supports the defendants’ challenge to fraudulent claims was granted Royal Assent on 12 February. The Criminal Justice and Courts Act contains a provision which requires courts to dismiss the whole of the claimant’s claim if it is satisfied that the claimant has been ‘fundamentally dishonest’ [read more]
About the Author
Alistair Kinley is BLM’s Director of Policy & Government Affairs.
Alistair is responsible for BLM’s engagement with government departments and regulators on policy and public affairs issues and consultations affecting the firm and its customers. He coordinated BLM’s market-facing activities in connection with the Insurance Act 2015 and the consultations which preceded its publication and introduction in Parliament.
He is a member of the Civil Justice Council (CJC), a regular speaker and experienced commentator on legal and procedural reforms and was a contributing editor to the Law Society’s Litigation Funding Handbook (September 2014).