The draft statutory instruments and pre-action protocol outlining the rules and tariffs for the new so-called ‘whiplash portal’ have caused concern that claimants will be entitled to less compensation than previously. 

The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 will come into force on 31 May 2021 and will apply to all claims where the accident occurs on or after 31 May. The whiplash portal will launch on the same date. 

While the Law Society’s head of justice, Richard Miller, welcomed the clarity offered by having a confirmed launch date, and the fact that changes are not going to be made to employer’s liability and public liability claims, he also expressed concern that the compensation tarif...

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