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Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: The new Civil Liability Bill – will it mean a better discount rate soon?

The Government’s proposed Civil Liability Bill has just had its first reading in Parliament. The Bill proposes a new method of calculating the discount rate and ways in which to reduce the number of whiplash claims. The discount rate The discount rate is the percentage used to adjust compensation awards for victims of serious personal

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Tight timings imposed on insurers in the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims

This new Pre-Action Protocol was introduced last year and forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules governing civil claims in England and Wales. The Protocol applies to low value (£25,000 and under) personal injury employers’ liability or public liability claims arising after 31 July 2013. Its purpose is to ensure swift satisfaction of admitted claims