Whiplash Reform

Reforming the soft-tissue injury (whiplash) claims process

06 January 2017

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CILEx has responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on reforming the claims process for whiplash claims. 

We are concerned the proposals will remove innocent injured persons of their right to fair compensation, and deprive them of the independent legal advice they need to be able to enforce their legal rights. It will exacerbate the inequality of arms we already see between claimants and defendants, and it sets a dangerous precedent for future reforms.  

We are also concerned that this consultation has been launched without a fuller exploration of alternatives to the draconian measures on offer that would have the potential to achieve the desired policy outcomes without punishing genuine victims.

Click here to read the full submission.