“Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury Claims Process” Meeting – SOLD OUT

Dear Colleague,

As many of you will know, the government’s consultation paper entitled “Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury Claims Process”, has recently been published and the final date for the response is 6th January 2017.  This leaves very little time to respond.

The consultation paper deals with a range of issues including proposing a complete removal of the right to recover general damages for whiplash injury and raising the small claims limit for personal injury for £1,000.00 to £5,000.00.

What is clear from these proposals is that they will have a profound impact on personal injury work.  Whatever side of the fence you sit on, whether a claimant or defendant practitioner, these proposals, if implemented, will have a significant adverse effect on your practice.

Manchester Law Society have arranged a breakfast meeting at 9.00am on Thursday 15th December at DEANS COURT CHAMBERS, 24 St John Street, Manchester, M3 4DF

Speaking at the meeting will be Matthew Maxwell Scott.   Matthew is government relations lead for the Slater & Gordon Group in the UK and a director of Access to Justice (A2J), which has been campaigning against these proposals and working to set out an alternative claims framework which will better achieve the government’s aims while also being fair to genuine victims. Matthew is a former parliamentary candidate as well as speechwriter to the directors-general of the CBI and BBC and to the former chief executive of RSA Insurance plc.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend to add their voice to the Manchester Law Society response to the consultation.

The link to the consultation paper is https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-the-soft-tissue-injury-whiplash-claims-process

If  you wish to attend please e-mail HollieHirst@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk to book your place.


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