Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Whiplash reforms delayed from April 2021 to May 2021

11 Jan 2021
APIL news

APIL president Sam Elsby said:

 

“Work on the new system has been dangerously compressed to meet this artificial deadline, so we welcome any delay which is used to address our concerns about outstanding issues of critical importance to injured people. We need to know exactly how the proposed new ‘bespoke’ court process will replace ADR; we need to know the outcome of consultation with the Lord Chief Justice about the new whiplash tariffs, and there needs to be clarification about how mixed claims will be handled in the new system. Furthermore, the public must be properly informed well in advance about the new system that claimants will have to use when they are injured.”

 

 

Past statements and comments

APIL statement following ministerial announcement to delay whiplash reforms until April 2021, 21 Apr 2020
Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 2020
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

More past statements

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