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Insurers respond to MedCo review with call for regulation of MROs

There should be a complete ban on pre-medical offers, claimant representatives have argued in responses to the government’s call for evidence on the MedCo portal, while insurers called for the regulation of medical reporting organisations.

September 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

ABI demands crackdown on industrial deafness claims

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is demanding a whiplash-style crackdown on industrial deafness claims. Among the measures it is calling for are fixed fees and the extension of MedCo.

June 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

Supreme Court backs “broad equitable approach” to insurers’ liability in mesothelioma cases

Insurers liable to pay compensation to mesothelioma victims have rights to pro rata contributions from other insurers and/or employers covering some of the time of exposure, the Supreme Court has ruled.

May 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Welsh government lacks power to pass asbestos bill, Supreme Court rules

The Welsh government lacks the power to pass a bill making employers who pay compensation to asbestos victims directly liable to it for the cost of their NHS care, the Supreme Court has ruled.

February 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Motor Insurers’ Bureau chief awarded OBE

Ashton West, chief executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) since 2003, has been awarded an OBE for services to road safety. Mr West was a founder member of the Civil Justice Council.

January 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

Medical experts in whiplash cases must be accredited by 1 January 2016

Medical experts wanting to provide initial reports in whiplash cases must be accredited by MedCo from 1 January 2016, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced.

December 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Jackson has improved access to justice, says Parker

Andrew Parker, the former president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers who was one of Lord Justice Jackson’s assessors, claimed this week that “despite the dire warnings”, the Jackson reforms have actually improved access to justice.

December 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Grayling gets it wrong on whiplash

Justice secretary Chris Grayling blundered yesterday afternoon when he announced that medical experts had only three months, from January 2015 to 1 April 2015, to become accredited under the government’s new MedCo scheme.

December 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

ABI portal to control medical evidence in whiplash cases

A portal created by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and known as ‘MedCo’ will be sole point of access for lawyers seeking medical reports on whiplash cases, under Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans.

September 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

MPs demand new mesothelioma review after row over ‘secret deal’ with insurers

MPs on the justice select committee have demanded that the government carry out a second mesothelioma review, following a row over a “secret deal” between ministers and the insurance industry.

August 1st, 2014 | No Comments »