Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence


Peers reject lawyers’ complaints about whiplash tariff

22 March 2021

Peers have rejected the first challenge to the whiplash regulations from lawyers complaining that the new compensation tariff is too low.


Leading injury firm sold on five years after last acquisition

17 March 2021

Fast-growing Leeds firm Switalskis has acquired specialist medical negligence and personal injury practice Pryers from Pure Business Group, which only bought the firm itself five years ago.


NewLaw to charge whiplash clients up to 30% under DBA

16 March 2021

Leading personal injury law firm NewLaw will charge clients up to 30% of their damages to handle small claims going through the new whiplash portal, it has revealed.


Goodwill and co-operation needed to make whiplash reforms work

15 March 2021

Goodwill and co-operation between claimant and defendant representatives and compensators will be needed to overcome some of the problems the new whiplash regime throws up.


Confirmed: No advertising campaign to tell public about whiplash reforms

8 March 2021

There will not be an advertising campaign to let the public know about the new way to pursue whiplash claims through the Official Injury Claim portal, it has been confirmed.


NAH to step up transformation from claims company to law firm

3 March 2021

NAHL – the listed company that owns National Accident Helpline – is to step up its transformation from a claims management company into a law firm, it told investors yesterday.


Don’t prejudge Official Injury Claim portal, MIB boss urges lawyers

2 March 2021

The Official Injury Claim portal is 98% complete, the chief executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau revealed today as he urged claimant solicitors not to dismiss the system prematurely.


It’s 31 May – MoJ fires whiplash reforms starting gun

26 February 2021

The whiplash reforms will come into force on 31 May, the spring bank holiday, it was confirmed yesterday, as the government finally published the new rules and a marginally increased tariff.


First4Lawyers sets up law firm to handle road traffic claims

4 February 2021

Legal marketing business First4Lawyers is to create an alternative business structure to handle road traffic accident claims after the whiplash reforms are introduced in May.


Frenkel Topping and NAHL call off takeover talks

14 January 2021

Talks about a reverse takeover of NAHL Group – the owner of National Accident Helpline – by fellow AIM-listed company Frenkel Topping have been called off.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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