Insights (in brief) from the new JC Guidelines

As we noted last week on the BLM twitter feed, the 15th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for General Damages for Personal Injuries has just been published. The main headline is the consistent application of an increase of close to 7% to the figures in the last edition in order to allow for inflation.

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A clearer way forward for medical reporting and whiplash reforms?

Yesterday the Ministry of Justice published results of its consultation, which ran for a month in April/May, on medical reporting within the package of whiplash and small claims track reforms due to be implemented in April next year for road traffic cases. This latest document sets out the government’s policy choices but is, as seems par for the course in this area, very light on detail.

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Civil Liability Act 2018: (i) statutory rate-setting consultation & (ii) draft regulations on savings

The government has issued important materials which (i) inform of the discount rate-setting consultation with the Government Actuary and Treasury and (ii) introduce and set out draft regulations by which insurers will be expected to account for savings arising from the provisions in the Act.

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