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A summary of key developments, including an update on the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice, the Civil Liability Act 2018 and the first review of the discount rate, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, a new agreement between the Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, and the government’s response to the Health Service Safety Investigations Bill report.
The then-Lord Chancellor’s announcement on 27 February 2017, to reduce the discount rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75%, surprised those representing both claimants and defendants and has led to overcompensation in many cases. Fortunately, the Civil Liability Act 2018, which reforms how the discount rate is set, received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018, and should restore fairer compensation levels.
A summary of key developments, including an update on the Civil Liability Act (whiplash claims and discount rate review), the small claims track, post-implementation review of LASPO, Scottish civil justice reforms, online court modernisation, regulation of claims management companies, the McKenzie Friends consultation and the review of ADR within the civil justice system in England and Wales.
A summary of key developments including an update on the Civil Liability Act 2018 (whiplash claims and discount rate review), small claims track, LASPO review, regulation of claims management companies, Scottish civil justice reform, online court modernisation, autonomous vehicles, ongoing review of the Motor Insurance Directive and ABI guidance on Green Cards.
A summary of key developments, including an update on the Civil Liability Bill, draft legislation from Jersey on the discount rate, a new video hearings pilot scheme, delays with clinical negligence reforms, an update on the Patient Safety Bill, a new report from the Care Quality Commission and an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983.
The Civil Liability Bill passed the Lords without amendment on 20 November 2018 and will become law as soon as it is granted Royal Assent.
A summary of key developments, including an update on the Civil Liability Bill, Jersey draft legislation on the discount rate, the Scottish civil justice reforms, and the video hearings pilot.
Seriously injured claimants often find themselves in a position where their current property is no longer suitable for their needs. More space is needed to facilitate extensive aids and equipment, or rooms for resident carers.
On 24 October 2018, the Chief Minister of the States of Jersey lodged the Draft Law, which deals with damages in high value injury claims, following concerns about the discount rate and periodical payment orders arising from an ongoing abuse case.
The ongoing consultation from the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (LRC) is considering whether reform is needed to give court’s the power to make periodical payment orders (PPOs) for future costs in personal injury cases.