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Glyn Thompson appointed to Ministry of Justice's Official Injury Claim Advisory Board

Weightmans Principal Associate Glyn Thompson appointed to MoJ's Official Injury Claim Advisory Board.

Glyn Thompson, Principal Associate at national law firm Weightmans, has been appointed to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) Official Injury Claim (OIC) Advisory Board.

Glyn is an expert in advising clients on Defendant RTA litigation, whiplash claims and Whiplash Reform. His expertise has seen him appointed head of the Motor Sector Focus Team at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and he will now be acting as the Forum’s representative on the OIC Board. 

The Board has been set up to support the implementation of the government’s Whiplash Reform Programme. One of the most significant changes is the introduction of the OIC Portal, operated by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), through which people can claim compensation for a minor injury sustained in a road traffic accident without the need for legal representation. The Board will discuss the operation of the OIC Portal, as well as the RTA Small Claims Protocol more widely.

The MoJ will chair the Board, with representation from expert organisations and representative bodies, and outcomes will be fed onwards to the MIB.

Glyn Thompson commented: “The reforms represent a landmark change to the way low value personal injury claims are assessed and will have a real positive impact on the claims process for both insurers and claimants if implemented effectively.

“My position on the board will allow insurers the opportunity to convey any feedback they have on the new system and the reforms to the MoJ and MIB in order to influence positive change.”

If you would like for your views and comments on how the OIC Portal and the wider reforms are working in the opening months to be shared with the MoJ and MIB through Glyn, please contact him at glyn.thompson@weightmans.com or on 0151 242 6901.

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