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New format for the Bill of Costs

The new Bill of Costs pilot scheme set out in Practice Direction 51L is due to expire on 30 September.

The scheme provides for the use of a new format of costs bill in the detailed assessment procedure. Unfortunately, only three bills...…

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Whiplash reforms return

Reform of whiplash claims has returned to the parliamentary agenda as part of the Queen’s Speech.

Rather than re-introduce the Prisons and Courts Bill, the Government has opted to introduce a separate ‘civil liability’ Bill which...…

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PI reforms to go ahead

The new Government has confirmed that it will press ahead with reform to low value personal injury (PI) cases.

Theresa May’s fragile administration has outlined its plans for PI reform in the Queen’s Speech. Changes to the PI claims sector will...…

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Judge slashes costs after CFA deemed unreasonable and unfair

The Senior Courts Costs Office of the High Court has thrown out a conditional fee agreement deemed to be unreasonable for the client.

In Vilvarajah v West London Law Ltd, Master Gordon-Saker said the £420 hourly rate of the law firm which drew up the agreement was more...…

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Whiplash reforms set to return in today's Queen Speech

The government is poised to announce fresh personal injury reforms in today’s Queen’s Speech, according to reports.

The BBC says the slimmed-down government wishlist will include a Civil Liability Bill to address the ‘compensation culture’ around...…

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New Lord Chancellor in Government reshuffle

APIL has already approached the new Lord Chancellor, David Lidington (pictured) to raise key concerns about the ongoing debate about...

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Tax change prompts further insurance premium hike

Insurers have warned of a further increase to the price of motor premiums.

The rise is blamed on an increase in Insurance Premium Tax from 10 per cent to 12 per cent effective today (1 June). It marks the third...…

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How do you get more people to eat their greens?

This made me chuckle to myself - we are so influenced by how something is presented to us! 

In this experiment, the exact same dishes were...

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APIL ready to hit the ground running

As the seven-week general election campaign comes to an end today (Thursday) APIL’s own campaign to ensure fairness for injured people is...

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Would you give your child a smartphone?

An attention grabbing headline that I'm sure many will feel is over the top.

I think we often underestimate the impact of too much screen...

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Being married 'protects your health'

Being married has been linked to better rates of survival but it's not all doom and gloom if you are single.

It appears that having...

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Seriously injured say legal system is failing them

At Dutton Gregory, we give all our clients as much guidance and help as possible and keep them in the loop throughout the claim...

Severely injured people often feel unfairly treated by the legal system and are left unsatisfied with the outcome of their claim, a new...…

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APIL takes on AXA in Sunday Times

APIL pointed out some facts on premiums and injury claims this week......

APIL pointed out some facts on premiums and injury claims this week after an insurance boss repeated the much-disputed adage that...…

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