Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement

05 Sep 2019
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APIL president Gordon Dalyell said:


“At a time when people are looking for answers on how the new small claims system will work, this report fails to provide clarity. The Government needs to address the substantial financial barrier injured people will face if they must pay £180 up front for their medical reports when liability is denied. Not everyone can afford this. It would be very easy for insurers to play the game of denying liability in the knowledge that it will put genuine injured people off taking the claim further simply because they can’t afford the medical report.”

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
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019

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