Lords amendments attempt to scale back whiplash reforms

We noted on Thursday 7 June that only the Government had tabled amendments to the whiplash aspect of the Civil Liability Bill. By the afternoon of Friday 8 June, however, a range of opposition and crossbench amendments had been tabled which attempt to restrict the Government’s proposed reform of whiplash damages in various ways, as set out below. The amendments will be debated at report stage on Tuesday 12 June. Continue reading

New JC guidelines for general damages published

The 14th  Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for general damages for personal injuries was published on Friday 15 September.  The overall increase in guidelines is of around 4.8%, which reflects the increase in RPI since the last edition (published in September 2015).

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