The role of a select committee at the House of Commons is to critically examine the work of Government, and at the same time it can exercise influence as to how a Government department’s reform agenda is carried out. This is how it is currently with the on-going work of the Transport Select Committee which in overseeing the reforms being carried out by the MoJ in relation to problems raised by whiplash claims, has seen its past recommendations often being accepted by Mr Grayling and his team at the Ministry. It was before this Committee and as part of this process that DWF partner and Head of Motor, Nigel Teasdale, gave evidence last year. In its latest report issued today on the cost of motor insurance, the TSC come out in favour of changes which if implemented would impact on the claims handling process for all types of injury claim.
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