Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

APIL's response to the Justice Select Committee report

30 Nov 2017
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“The justice committee is to be applauded for reminding the Government that it must consider the needs of injured people before changing the way the discount rate is calculated,” said Brett Dixon, president of APIL.


“The committee has pulled no punches in challenging the arguments and assumptions made by the Government and the insurance industry, and the evidence on which those assumptions are based,” he said.


“All reform should be evidence-based and we welcome the fact that the committee is holding the Government properly to account.


“The Government must now stop and take time to gather robust evidence about the impact of its proposed changes on injured people. It must not be pushed into baseless reform by the vested interests of the insurance industry when the welfare of catastrophically injured people and their families is at stake.”  

Past statements and comments

Government announces extension to fixed recoverable costs, 08 Sep 2021
Department of Justice to set the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland at -1.75 per cent, 26 Mar 2021
Whiplash reforms delayed from April 2021 to May 2021, 11 Jan 2021
APIL statement following ministerial announcement to delay whiplash reforms until April 2021, 21 Apr 2020
Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 2020
Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Response to Scottish personal injury discount rate announcement, 30 Sep 2019
Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement, 05 Sep 2019

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