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Cloisters column: Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process – Government consultation and reform in the ‘post-truth’ age?

Cloisters column: Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process – Government consultation and reform in the ‘post-truth’ age?
Cloisters: Equality and Human Rights in Practic e by Martyn McLeish Recommended reading:   this article on George Osborne’s 2015 proposal. In the 2015 autumn statement the then Chancellor announced proposals for whiplash claims and an increase to the small claims limit in personal injury actions. The Government has now published its Consu...
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Whiplash: George Osborne’s Modest Proposal

Whiplash: George Osborne’s Modest Proposal
By Martyn McLeish In his 2015 autumn statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, announced that to make it “ harder for people to claim compensation for exaggerated or fraudulent whiplash claims, the government is ending the right to cash compensation ”. [1] The proposal will remove the right of individuals to claim ‘g...
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The Bolam Supremacy

The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 coincided with a string of High Court clinical negligence cases decided in favour of defendants, including Nyang v G4S Care and others [2013] EWHC 3946 (QB); Ali Shah v North West London Hospital NHS Trust [2013] EWHC 4088 (QB); Sardar v NHS Commissioning Board [2014] EWHC 38; Jones v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS T...
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Costs: the absence of war

On Saturday 12 July the Bar Council held its annual remuneration conference. Perhaps inevitably the discussion both in and outside the conference rooms was dominated by Mitchell and Denton . Mark Friston, Chairman of the Bar Council's Civil Private Panel, suggested that one consequence of Mitchelling is the relative dearth of cases in relation to c...
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