Market Affairs Group
It's been a busy couple of months for the the Ministry of Justice (“MOJ”).
On 16 September 2016 they issued their statement on Transforming our justice system: summary of reforms and consultation.
On 17 November 2016 the MOJ issued it's long awaited consultation on Reforming the soft tissue injury (whiplash) claims process looking at a number of prooposals from the banning/limiting of compensation for minor soft tissue injury claims to an increase in the small claims track limit for all personal injury claims to £5,000. The consultation is closed with the outcome due by 07 April 2017 although we may see draft legislation published as soon as the end of February 2017.
Finally, on 07 December 2016 The Lord Chancellor announced a review of the discount rate for personal injury claims is underway, with the results to be announced by the end of February 2017.
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