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Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages

20 Mar 2020
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APIL president Gordon Dalyell said: “An inflationary increase to statutory bereavement damages in England and Wales is not good enough. The Government has taken only the smallest of steps to improve the law in this area, and it simply is not enough. The Government must stop treating bereavement damages as a ‘token’. These damages are supposed to acknowledge that a life has been lost needlessly. The inflationary increase is still only a derisory sum, nor does it recognise that the impact of the loss of a loved one cannot be one size fits all. It is long overdue for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to adopt the Scottish system of assessing each claim on a case-by-case basis.”

Past statements and comments

Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Response to Scottish personal injury discount rate announcement, 30 Sep 2019
Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement, 05 Sep 2019
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2018/19: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 12 Jul 2019
APIL's response to the publication of the fixed recoverable costs consultation, 28 Mar 2019
Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response, 19 Mar 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2017/18: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 13 Jul 2018

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