Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response

19 Mar 2019
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APIL president, Brett Dixon said: “I hope the Lord Chancellor will make his decision based on the very real needs of people who suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries through no fault of their own. It is also important to remember that compensation for very serious injuries can sometimes be paid by installments (‘periodical payment orders’, or PPOs). The need to address barriers to that system is now urgent. The needs of some catastrophically injured people are best served by a lump sum payment, others by installments and still others by a combination of the two. If the Government is determined to make changes to the discount rate, it is important to make sure we have a new way of using PPOs at the same time.

Past statements and comments

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
NHS Resolution annual report 2017/18: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 13 Jul 2018
Civil Liability Bill debate on whiplash reform in the House of Lords - reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 13 Jun 2018
Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to the Justice Select Committee report on increasing the small claims limit for personal injury (17 May 2018), 17 May 2018
Fixed costs for personal injury claims against the NHS: APIL response, 15 Feb 2018
MoJ decides on April 2019 to implement whiplash reforms, 12 Feb 2018

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