Chair of Justice Select Committee releases letter on whiplash reforms

Last week the Ministry of Justice responded to the Justice Committee’s report on small claims published in May. Paragraph 36 of the MoJ’s response confirms that the Government will postpone implementation of the whiplash and small claims reform programme until at least April 2020. Justice Committee Chair Bob Neill MP then wrote to the Secretary of State for Justice to seek further clarification on certain aspects of the reforms. Continue reading

Civil Liability Bill – now five years for discount rate reviews

Yesterday afternoon Peers completed their debates on the Bill. Almost all of the short discussion (of just around 40 minutes or so) focused on the part 2 of the legislation, ie the discount rate provisions. Continue reading