Posted 12 December 2017 by Donna Scully
Read all about the industry collaboration roundtable our Director, Donna Scully hosted at our office in Liverpool, in partnership with Modern Insurance Magazine.
Posted 01 December 2017 by Donna Scully
Donna Scully, director of law firm Carpenters, looks at the steps taken to make the medical referral body more effective
Posted 10 November 2017 by Donna Scully
Where are there currently opportunities for collaboration in the claims sector, and can this be achieved?
Posted 07 November 2017 by Donna Scully
The government needs to get a move on to tackle fraud
Posted 13 July 2017 by Donna Scully
Where should the post-election parliament place emphasis on improving the claims sector?
Posted 06 June 2017 by Donna Scully
Looking in on the debates within the claims market, an observer could easily be forgiven for thinking that the sector is constantly at loggerheads, tormented by irreconcilable differences between insurers and lawyers...
Posted 03 May 2017 by Donna Scully
So, it is likely to only be a short goodbye to the Prisons and Courts Bill...
Posted 11 April 2017 by Donna Scully
The parliamentary process can be just a little baffling sometimes. A case in point was the recent evidence session on the whiplash reforms element of the Prisons and Courts Bill...
Posted 30 March 2017 by Donna Scully
The opening scene in the debate on the future of motor accident claims started not with a bang but a whimper...
Posted 28 March 2017 by Donna Scully
Listening to the entirety of the Second Reading debate on the Prisons and Courts Bill last week, I was reminded once again of the pitfalls of short-sighted and ill-thought-out policy changes in the claims sector.
Posted 20 March 2017 by Donna Scully
There is something rather strange happening in the debate around the whiplash reforms. For all the sound and fury across the entrenched battle lines with which we are all familiar, there does appear to be a consensus forming across the divide.
Posted 14 March 2017 by Donna Scully
Reform in certain areas of the claims process is necessary, but it must be done only after careful consideration of all the consequences and as part of a balanced and proportionate response to the issues in the claims sector....
Posted 13 March 2017 by Donna Scully
In the end, the whiplash reform moved remarkably quickly. After 12 months of deliberating, we only had six weeks of consultation, followed by seven weeks of considering what to do...
Posted 23 February 2017 by Donna Scully
Responding to the publication today (23 February 2017) of the Government’s Prisons and Courts Bill and the MoJ’s response to the consultation on the whiplash and soft tissue injury claims process...
Posted 02 February 2017 by Donna Scully
The Justice Select Committee's evidence session next week (7 February) is likely to be the only chance for Parliament to conduct some pre-legislative scrutiny on the Government's 'whiplash' reforms ahead of legislation. This is clearly insufficient given the potential legal implications, disruption to the sector and the negative impact it will have on the rights of injured persons. If it is to be the best that we can expect, it must be made to count.
Posted 11 January 2017 by Donna Scully
What a difference a couple of weeks can make. When the final meeting of the Insurance Times Fraud Charter 2016 took place in early November, the fight against fraud looked to be heading in the right direction...
Posted 06 January 2017 by Donna Scully
Following the announcement of the whiplash consultation from the Ministry of Justice, Brendan Gurrie, Modern Claims, spoke to Donna Scully about the potential unintended consequences of the proposed measures on the claims industry and its genuine claimants...