An RAC Foundation survey released today has shown that there are a significant number of claims made against local councils following damage caused by poor road maintenance, especially pothole damage.
Mark Savill writes about the Ministry of Justice’s whiplash consultation. The MOJ will be issuing their response to the injury consultation today, which will confirm that: The small claims track will not increase; Independent medical panels will be introduced for the production of medical reports. There had been clear pressure within government to increase the … Continued
The Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representation) Act 2012 (CIDRA) received Royal Assent on 8 March 2012 and came into force on 6 April 2013. It changes over 100 years of settled insurance law, imposing a duty of good faith and the general duty of disclosure on those entering into a contract of insurance. The new … Continued
The LASPO Bill returned to the House of Commons last night at the start of the ping-pong process, and, as expected, the government successfully overturned the exceptions made in the Lords, writes Mark Savill. As part of the debate, financial privilege was also claimed and so there will be limited areas where the Lords are … Continued