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Grayling announces new court rules on medical evidence for whiplash claims

Chris Grayling, the justice secretary and Lord Chancellor, has promised new court rules to limit the scope of medical evidence for whiplash claims and discourage ‘pre-med’ offers.

August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Solicitors seek support for challenge to MoJ plan to ban them from owning medical agencies

Two Manchester personal injury firms are seeking support for a legal challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s proposal that will stop solicitors from owning the medical agencies through which they commission reports in whiplash cases.

May 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Government lays out cuts to medical report fees and plan to end law firms owning agencies

A 10% cut to fixed fees for medical reports and an end to law firms owning the agencies that commission them have been put out for consultation in the latest stage of the government’s plans to crack down on whiplash claims.

May 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Government to make announcement on campaign for DBA changes “soon”

An announcement on whether the regulations governing damages-based agreements are to be changed is expected shortly, a major conference on the first year of the Jackson reforms heard on Friday. The extension of fixed recoverable costs is also on the government’s agenda.

March 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Leading MROs launch new industry accreditation to head off whiplash concerns

Two of UK’s leading medico-legal reporting agencies have launched a quality mark for medical experts in a bid to head off criticisms of the current regime. Premex Group and Premier Medical Group have endorsed the newly created Certificate in Medical Reporting.

December 11th, 2012 | Comments Off on Leading MROs launch new industry accreditation to head off whiplash concerns