The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) continues to insist the whiplash reforms will be implemented on April 6, despite not publishing the Civil Procedure Rules which will underpin the new regime and enable lawyers and compensators to prepare for the changes.
Following Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election victory, with a majority of 364 seats, Matthew Maxwell Scott, executive director at the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), said that Conservative MPs will need to put their ears to the ground if they wish to retain newly won seats in the north of England.
Dear Lord Keen,
Whiplash reform programme – minors and protected parties
The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), the trade body which represents the interests of consumers in the civil justice system and the organisations who support those consumers, has appointed two heavy hitters from the consumer and legal sectors to be independent advisors on ACSO’s Advisory Committee.
Commenting on the government's response on its consultation paper ‘Future Provision of Medical Reports in Road Traffic Accident related personal injury claims’, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Executive Director of the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), said: