The Justice Secretary’s announcement of further delay to the whiplash reforms, blaming the challenges of the pandemic, has been met with mixed reactions within the sector. 

In a written statement, Robert Buckland said the whiplash reform programme will now be implemented in May to accommodate “industry preparedness”.

However, the support rules and pre-action protocol have not been finalised and no further details were given.

Pointing out the fact that the proposed changes precede the pandemic, Qamar Anwar, managing director, First4Lawyers commented: “The fact that the government is still not in a position to provide the necessary detail raises questions about the validity and evidence b...

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