Zenith Personal Injury Current Awareness

Whiplash Reforms Delayed Until April 2020

17 July 2018

Colin Richmond

The MOJ has today confirmed that the implementation of sweeping reforms to whiplash claims, introduced by the Civil Liability Bill, will be delayed until April 2020.

Included in the reforms are measures such as an increase in the small claims limit and a tariff-based system of compensation for whiplash claims.

The Ministry of Justice originally planned to implement the changes in April 2019, however now intends to begin large-scale testing in October 2019 with a view to full implementation the following April.

Details of the change in position are being widely reported, including in the Law Society Gazette.

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/moj-confirms-whiplash-reforms-delayed-to-april-2020/5066893.article 

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By the Personal Injury team