25 November autumn statement to the House of Commons
Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and scrap general damages for ‘minor’ soft tissue injuries.
This change will remove legal costs by transferring personal injury claims of up to £5,000 to the small claims […]Read Full Article →
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the promised consultation on whiplash remains on its agenda, despite being delayed as a consequence of last week’s government reshuffle.
The government first agreed to hold a consultation into whiplash in February, when industry stakeholders joined Prime Minister David Cameron for a motor insurance summit at 10 […]Read Full Article →
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION & MEDIATION PRIOR TO PROCEEDINGS
29/10/2013 – Article by Sion Morris – Technical Claims Manager
A recent decision in the Court of Appeal has highlighted the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution A.D.R (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and Mediation. Often these important practices are overlooked, however the Courts are now punishing parties who refuse to co-operate […]Read Full Article →
More than half of UK motorists surveyed by InterResolve are being put off making a legitimate claim, citing a complicated claims process.
The study, conducted by OnePoll, showed that 85% of the 2000 drivers surveyed think the cost of motor insurance is unfair, while only 8% believe the motor insurance claims process is easy to […]Read Full Article →
Penny speed meets … Simon Drew, chief executive, Inter Resolve
Being an insatiable socialite, Penny Black is always eager to probe the personalities behind the professional veneer of her industry friends. What better way to squeeze in and share as many intimate revelations as possible than her very own ‘speed meeting’ column? This week, it’s […]Read Full Article →
Against the backdrop of the ongoing referral fee debate and the wider industry enquiry into the rising cost of motor insurance, 2012 is primed to be a turbulent year for the busy fleet manager. With issues surrounding accident claims, risk prevention, insurance ratings, referral fees and strategies for reducing loss ratios, many will be looking […]Read Full Article →
Mediation is the key component in the battle to bring down legal costs in personal injury claims.
That is the view of Inter Resolve’s founding director Peter Ashdown-Barr, who has been among the first from the injury claims mediating community to offer a response to the Prime Minister’s six point plan outlined in […]Read Full Article →
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As featured in the Insurance Times (28/10/2011): In the heat of the debate over referral fees and other reforms to the RTA injury claims process, it is surprising why this question is not being asked. There is much talk and general agreement that the claims process is dysfunctional, not least because the process for hundreds of […]Read Full Article →
Reducing referral fees makes sense if coupled with a corresponding reduction in legal fees. Otherwise solicitors, not consumers, will benefit.
“The government is right to be movIng towards banning or capping referral fees. However there is a real danger that this could badly backfire unless it is approached with the whole picture in mind.
Reducing […]Read Full Article →