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Joel Booth

Rehabilitation lobby pushes for link to whiplash portal

The absence of rehabilitation from the new whiplash regime risks “unintended and ill-considered consequences”, a group of leading rehabilitation and medical reporting organisations has warned.

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termination of employment

£500 “not enough” to pay for LiP’s legal advice on settlement

Employers paying for an employee’s to speak to a lawyer about settling a dismissal dispute need to stump up significantly more than £500 for proper legal advice, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

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PAP witness statements “can be grounds for contempt”

A witness statement verified by a statement of truth made by a prospective claimant before the commencement of proceedings can give rise to contempt, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Lord Justice Gross

Experts who “fall short” face “much more robust” response

Expert witnesses who “fall short of the mark” face a “much more and properly robust” response from the courts, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge has warned.

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Minster Law group aims to “shake up” LEI market

A sister company to leading volume personal injury firm Minster Law is set to enter the legal expenses insurance market with a promise to price cover more accurately.

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Thomas Cook collapse leaves PI claimants unprotected

The government has pledged to set up a statutory compensation scheme for people making personal injury claims against failed holiday company Thomas Cook after it emerged the firm mainly self-insured them.

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Solicitor make-up expert highlights role for skin camouflage

A former City solicitor who quit the law to become a make-up artist specialising in disguising scars and other skin damage, is campaigning to increase personal injury lawyers’ awareness of the skill.

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Burnett’s “regret” at court estate under-funding

The Lord Chief Justice has expressed his “regret” that the government has not provided the money to repair and maintain the court estate. He also highlighted the “acute” pressures on county courts.

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