What next for the whiplash reforms?

The last 12 months have been a busy time for personal injury lawyers, but it is clear from the Justice Secretary’s recent announcement that reform in this area is still very much at the top of the government’s agenda and that it is fully committed to ensuring the implementation of medical panels this year.  The first tranche of rules drafted by the working party were released at the beginning of last month, which was followed by a brief period of consultation which ended on 28 May. DWF were one of those to respond to the consultation. It is now for the MoJ to place the proposed rules before the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, which we understand it will do in July.

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Nigel Teasdale

Partner - Head of Motor, Fraud, Costs and Claimant Teams

I am Head of the Motor, Fraud, Costs and Claimant teams at DWF and am responsible for the operational delivery of those teams. My background is in dealing with motor claims, particularly large loss.