21 June 2017

LMA welcomes Queen’s Speech commitment to personal injury claims reform

The LMA has welcomed proposals made in today’s Queen’s speech that legislation will be introduced to modernise the courts system and to help reduce motor insurance premiums. 

The LMA had previously stated its support for the majority of proposed reforms contained in the Ministry of Justice’s Prisons and Courts Bill, including reducing general damages in low-value personal injury claims and increasing the small claims track limit to £5,000. 

David Powell, Non-Marine Manager, said "Claims costs are now 50% higher than 10 years ago, despite a fall in accident frequency. Premiums will remain high unless the compensation system is changed to remove incentives for middlemen and minimise abuses."

A Civil Liability Bill will replace The Prisons and Courts Bill, which was at the committee stage in the House of Commons when Parliament was dissolved ahead of the 8 June General Election, which meant that there was insufficient time for the Bill to be enacted.

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Notes to Editors

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