Head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers proposes re-hab only personal injury claims

See  http://www.postonline.co.uk/post/news/2337392/rehabilitation-only-personal-injury-whiplash-debate-fails-to-gain-traction

James Dalton, head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers, has proposed the dispensation of compensation for law-value RTA claims where the injuries are minor in favour of a rehab‑only scheme. The justification for this radical proposal is unclear from the article, though it seems to be part of the insurance industry’s wider aversion to purported exaggerated and fraudulent  RTA claims. Continue reading

A blow to the Mitchell courts

A new paragraph 25 of the model directions for all matters in the Royal Courts of Justice constitutes the first major blow to the procedural stringency of the post-Mitchell era.

Specifically, the paragraph enables parties to agree to extend time for up to 28 days without the need to apply to the court: Continue reading