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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

Fixed costs for personal injury claims against the NHS: APIL response, 15 Feb 2018
MoJ decides on April 2019 to implement whiplash reforms, 12 Feb 2018
APIL's response to the Justice Select Committee report , 30 Nov 2017
APIL's reaction to a court of appeal ruling in relation to eligibility for bereavement damages, 28 Nov 2017
Rapid resolution and redress scheme , 28 Nov 2017
Reaction to Government's response to consultation on setting the discount rate, 07 Sep 2017
Response to National Audit Office report and recommendations for managing the costs of clinical negligence in trusts, 06 Sep 2017
Discount rate reduction from 2.5% to -0.75% for personal injury claims: Statement from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 27 Feb 2017

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