Lawyers attack government’s FoI response on whiplash tariff

An Article in Legal Futures by Paul Nicholls Chair of Motor Accident Solicitors Society.

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I have read this article and I would like to say I am astounded that the lack of clarity from Ministry of Justice. Unfortunately, I am not. Paul Nicholls article is absolutely spot on. He has asked the right questions of the MOJ and got woolly and vague answers.

“The original MoJ consultation said the reforms would capture whiplash claims with a value of up to £4,350 – within the proposed increase of the small claims limit to £5,000.

However, the tariff as currently set meant that it could capture claims with a current value of £7,000 – which will be £3,750 under the new regime.”

As a personal injury solicitor, I endorse Mr Nicholls thinking and agree on his points. A great article well written and informative.

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