A few words go a long way

Last week was an interesting one in the world of whiplash claims. Firstly, the MoJ backtracked on part of its reforms of medical reporting in whiplash cases. Bowing to the threat of a judicial review, the MoJ commissioned a change to the rules that were themselves only introduced at the beginning of October. And on top of that, in the House of Lords, Lord Hunt of Wirral attempted to amend the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill so as to introduce a new clause that sought to provide that damages in certain low value road traffic accident cases would be denied and replaced with treatment.

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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.