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Carpenters News - 2015


askCUE PI - The Story So Far

Posted 12 August 2015 by Donna Scully

AskCUE PI is a good example of claimants & insurers working together to combat fraud. The efforts put in by Claimant representatives to achieve access to the system meant that we were all excited for the system to go live & looking forward to a slick process that would help to weed out fraudsters. After all, it took nearly 4 years to negotiate.

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Summer Budget - IPT and CMCs

Posted 08 July 2015 by Donna Scully

Chancellor George Osborne announced an increase in IPT to 9% and a 'major review' into the regulation of CMCs as part of the summer budget delivered today.

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Medco - Racehorse or Donkey?

Posted 02 July 2015 by Donna Scully

The intentions behind Medco seems to have got lost somewhere between the initial MOJ consultation and its (swift) implementation, 7 months later.

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Donna Scully to Chair Modern Claims Awards for second year

Posted 30 June 2015 by Phillip Witterick

After the success of this years Modern Claims Awards debut Donna Scully has been unveiled as the chair for the second instalment of the awards in 2016, the Doctors Chambers Modern Claims Awards.

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Carpenters Law Expansion Continues with new Business Development Appointment

Posted 01 June 2015 by Phillip Witterick

Leading claims and legal services provider Carpenters Law supports its continued expansion with the appointment of appointed Business Development Manager Philip Keith, who joins the firms growing Commercial division.

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ask CUE PI Mandatory from 1st June

Posted 28 April 2015 by Donna Scully

In an attempt to prevent fraudulent claims entering the compensation process, representatives from claimant solicitor organisations and the insurance industry have collaborated to establish the askCUE PI (personal injury) service. The service will be mandatory to use from 1 June 2015.

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Why we must support Ellman and the Transport Select Committee

Posted 09 March 2015 by Donna Scully

What an exciting final Fraud Charter meeting we had recently and a great culmination of the three previous gatherings and all the hard work that has gone into preparing the Fraud Report 2014.

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Fundamental Dishonesty

Posted 16 February 2015 by Donna Scully

In its continued fight against fraud, the Government has inserted Clause 45 into the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill in the House of Lords following the Bill’s passage through the Commons.

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Are Recent PI Reforms Enough?

Posted 19 January 2015 by Donna Scully

The cost of motor PI claims fell by 33% during 2013, from £354m to £238m according to a report from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, showing that legal changes, most notably changes to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment Offenders Act are having the desired impact on motor insurance injury claims, but insurers are still calling for further action to tackle the compensation culture.

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Psychological Injury - Claims Inflation

Posted 05 January 2015 by Donna Scully

Almost every claimant injured in a road accident suffers some sort of orthopaedic injury. Some suffer from psychological symptoms too.

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