Qamar Anwar on the new proposed PI sector reforms and how the Government could ensure that insurers pass on a £35 insurance bill saving to motorists
Well, you can’t say you weren’t warned. We at First4lawyers were adamant that it wasn’t yet time to get the bunting out after the snap General Election saw the Prisons and Courts Bill shelved. We all knew that if the Conservatives formed the next Government then there was every chance that the personal injury (PI) reforms contained in the Bill would be revived. It was therefore disappointing, although not entirely surprising, when on 21 June we had confirmation in the Queen’s Speech that the Government did intend to press ahead with personal injury reform in the guise of a new Civil Liability Bill.