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Before the General Election in June, the Government had consulted on its proposals and had intended to address these in the Prison and Courts Bill. However, this has been abandoned and the reforms are now to be included in the Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017.
Whether these will have a smooth passage through Parliament is not clear, although given that it was a Labour MP who first proposed legislating against excessive whiplash claims, this could receive cross-party support, with the significantly reduced opposition inconsequential.
LBS Legal is monitoring this area closely, so if you would like to receive specific updates direct to your inbox on the Bill and its likely impact on your practice, please email andre.Zarneh@lbslegal.co.uk or contact him on 07572 068105.
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The Law Society has issued a practice note about the risks to solicitors posed by this new legislation, which came into force on 30 September.
The SRA has urged all practices to check HM Treasury’s consolidated list of asset freeze targets, which lists designated persons subject to financial sanction under EU or UK legislation.
The practising certificate renewal period opened on Monday 2 October.
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