The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) deputy director of civil justice David Parkin has hinted at a likely extension to the tabled April launch date of the new whiplash portal.

Parkin’s comments come just one week after the Motor Insurers Bureau, which has produced the website supporting the consumer-facing portal, launched it to claimant representative and compensator organisations.

Speaking yesterday at the Association of British Insurers conference, Parkin said that ministers and civil servants were now in talks about whether the system will be ready to go live on 6 April, as originally planned.

He said ministers were aiming to launch the service in April but that he “would stretch credibility” if he left h...

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