Autumn Statement: News and reaction to PI upheaval


Osborne: surprise announcement

Osborne: surprise announcement

Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement yesterday that the small claims limit for personal injury (PI) cases will rise to £5,000, and that general damages for “minor” whiplash claims will be abolished, has sent shockwaves through the market.

Such is their seismic impact on lawyers that we have been covering the reforms on our sister site Legal Futures. There you can find these articles:

Autumn Statement: £5k small claims limit and end to general damages in whiplash

Slater & Gordon’s share price collapses in response to Autumn Statement

Breathing space for PI lawyers? General damages reform will not come in until 2017

Blog: Where now for PI lawyers?





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