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Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to the Justice Select Committee report on increasing the small claims limit for personal injury (17 May 2018)

17 May 2018
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APIL president Brett Dixon said:


“Finally, someone has taken notice of the needs and vulnerability of injured people. To those of us working with injured people every day it has always been obvious that it is callous to force an injured claimant to go up against an experienced defendant and either shoulder the costs, or go without. This is what we’ve said to the Government time and time again. It must respect the committee’s conclusions about upholding access to justice. The weak evidence base for the Government’s plans has been pulled apart throughout this inquiry. It must now give up its hell-bent attack on the genuine, honest, people who make claims for the pain and suffering caused by others. A Government should put the people first. People have played second fiddle to big business for far too long.”  

Past statements and comments

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
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2018/19: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 12 Jul 2019
APIL's response to the publication of the fixed recoverable costs consultation, 28 Mar 2019

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