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Carpenters News - 2017


Industry Collaboration

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.

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Expert view: MedCo turns the corner

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

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Spirit of Co-operation

Posted 10 November 2017 by Donna Scully

Where are there currently opportunities for collaboration in the claims sector, and can this be achieved?

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Expert View: Stop the Drift and Make Some Progess on Fraud

Posted 07 November 2017 by Donna Scully

The government needs to get a move on to tackle fraud

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The Principles and Practicals of Reform

Posted 13 July 2017 by Donna Scully

Where should the post-election parliament place emphasis on improving the claims sector?

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Expert View: Common Ground between Insurers and Lawyers

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...

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Short Goodbye to Whiplash Reforms

Posted 03 May 2017 by Donna Scully

So, it is likely to only be a short goodbye to the Prisons and Courts Bill...

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Whiplash Bill May Miss the Mark

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...

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Seeking Justice for Genuine Claimants

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...

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The Future of CMCs

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.

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Whiplash Reforms were Supposed to be about Fraud

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.

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The Prisons and Courts Bill: Reform of Whiplash and the Claims Process

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....

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Insurers Could Regret Whiplash Reforms

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...

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Responding to the Publication of the Prison and Courts Reform Bill and the MoJ's Consultation Response

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...

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Comment on Justice Select Committee's Evidence Session 7th February 2017

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.

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Focus on Fraud

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...

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Donna Scully Interview with Modern Claims Magazine

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...

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