Suspended sentence for fraudster who created bogus claims company

A fraudster who faked a road traffic accident and invented a fictitious accident management company to facilitate a whiplash claim has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

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Government reverses course on extending compulsory motor insurance

The government has scrapped plans to implement the Vnuk law, which would have extended compulsory insurance to a wide range of vehicles and onto their use on private land.

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Uber drivers “set for £12k awards” after Supreme Court ruling

Tens of thousands of Uber drivers could be entitled to £12,000 in compensation, lawyers said today after the Supreme Court ruled they should be classed as workers.

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Minister promises urgent review of new CPR website

Justice minister Lord David Wolfson has promised an urgent review of the decision to move the Civil Procedure Rules to the website in a far less user-friendly format.

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Supreme Court Shell ruling “big step forward” for access to justice

Campaigners have welcomed Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on claims brought by the victims of oil pollution in the Niger Delta as a major step forward for those seeking access to justice for corporate abuses.

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Embargo-busting barrister to face Supreme Court contempt hearing

The Solicitor General has initiated contempt of court proceedings against the barrister who broke the embargo on a Supreme Court ruling “as an act of civil disobedience”.

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CJC attacks “counterproductive” increase in online court fees

The Civil Justice Council has strongly attacked plans by the Ministry of Justice to increase online court fees in money and possession claims to the same level as paper claims.

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PI claims tumbled by 47% last year – insurance premiums by 1%

The number of personal injury claims registered with the Compensation Recovery Unit fell by almost half last year, from 843,000 to 445,000 – but insurance premiums have barely moved.

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30 March 2021

Judicial review reform: A risk to the courts’ post-Brexit standing

In addition to questions about the motivations for curbing legal challenges to political decisions, the proposed reforms to judicial review raise concerns about undermining the reputation of the English courts

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