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Fresh surprises with each new season

SUMEET VOHRA reflects on the sometimes bemusing world of the personal injury expert

With the passing of each year inevitably comes time for reflection: what has passed and what will come to pass. For me the main theme for 2008 was great expectations: insurers’ expectations of the personal injury expert; the claimant’s expectation of the claims process; the expert’s expectation of their instructing party.

The insurers’ champion must surely be the bionic report – part human, part machine – generated by software with some expert input; a report that is better, faster and cheaper.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:03


H&S law changes welcomed by HSE

The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force on 16 January, increasing penalties and provide courts with greater sentencing powers for those who break health and safety law.

The Act fulfils a longstanding Government and HSE commitment to provide the courts with greater sentencing powers for health and safety crimes. The effect of the Act is to raise the maximum fine which may be imposed in the lower courts to £20,000 for most health and safety offences and make imprisonment an option for more health and safety offences in both the lower and higher courts.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2018 18:38