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

APIL's response to the Justice Select Committee report

30 Nov 2017
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“The justice committee is to be applauded for reminding the Government that it must consider the needs of injured people before changing the way the discount rate is calculated,” said Brett Dixon, president of APIL.


“The committee has pulled no punches in challenging the arguments and assumptions made by the Government and the insurance industry, and the evidence on which those assumptions are based,” he said.


“All reform should be evidence-based and we welcome the fact that the committee is holding the Government properly to account.


“The Government must now stop and take time to gather robust evidence about the impact of its proposed changes on injured people. It must not be pushed into baseless reform by the vested interests of the insurance industry when the welfare of catastrophically injured people and their families is at stake.”  

Past statements and comments

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
Civil Liability Bill debate on whiplash reform in the House of Lords - reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 13 Jun 2018

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