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

Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement

05 Sep 2019
APIL news

APIL president Gordon Dalyell said:

 

“At a time when people are looking for answers on how the new small claims system will work, this report fails to provide clarity. The Government needs to address the substantial financial barrier injured people will face if they must pay £180 up front for their medical reports when liability is denied. Not everyone can afford this. It would be very easy for insurers to play the game of denying liability in the knowledge that it will put genuine injured people off taking the claim further simply because they can’t afford the medical report.”

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
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
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

More past statements

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