April 27, 2017

It could be said, that the Whiplash reforms have been the victim of a yoyo effect, since the Autumn of 2015.

In October 2016, the Ministry of Justice shelved the reforms not long after Mr. Osbourne’s announcement of the reforms only 11 months earlier, in his Autumn Statement of November 2015.

Once elected into the Government, Elizabeth Truss took little time, in confirming that it was her intention to push forward with the reforms. On 17th November 2016, the MOJ launched a consultation on proposals.

The consultation paper outlined plans to scrap the right to compensation, or put a cap on the amount people can claim for minor whiplash injuries. Capping compensation would see the average pay-out cut from £1,850 to a maximum amount...

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