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The classic scenario in a low speed impact is that one vehicle hits another at a low speed and there is barely any damage to either vehicle. The seemingly minor impact prompts claims for compensation for whiplash injuries, often with lengthy prognoses of 12-18 months of suffering.
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against England entering Phase 3 of its recovery plan, with large parts of the economy opening for socially distanced service for the first time since early March.
Case review 2020-06-26
Pre-action disclosure can no longer be used as a ‘fishing expedition’ to further advance a claimant’s case
This decision, which labels pre-action disclosure as not “the norm” should leave claimants thinking twice about making an application for pre-action disclosure where their case can already be made with the documents available.
In order to keep the wheels of justice moving, the courts have been hearing cases remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, could a remote hearing ever be a suitable platform for fundamental dishonesty allegations?
The global pandemic took us by surprise and we’ve had to adjust quickly to new ways of working and living. However, whilst the rest of us were adapting to the “new norm” others were using the opportunity to continue to advance dishonest claims.
The Government announced that its contribution to wage costs during furlough is reducing with effect from 1 August 2020 and, with effect from 1 July 2020, employers will have the option to be more flexible in its approach to furlough.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the United States with the opening of its first West Coast office, in San Francisco, and the addition of a four-partner team.
On 23 March MedCo temporarily lifted the ban on the use of remote examinations on claimants for the purpose of obtaining MedCo reports.
As has become something of a habit, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, chose Friday evening (29 May 2020) to announce further changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.