The Report stage of the Civil Liability Bill’s route through the House of Lords has concluded and the Bill is scheduled for its 3rd reading on the 27th June 2018, after which the Bill will proceed to the House of Commons. Former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf proposed an amendment to the Bill, to remove the fixed tariffs for whiplash injuries, however, despite this receiving substantial support,  the amendment was ultimately rejected by a vote of 218 to 205.

 

A concession has been made by the government to being forward to the third reading an amendment requiring the Lord Chancellor (who will set the tariffs by way of a statutory instrument) to consult the Lord Chief Justice before setting or amending the tariffs.

 

The progress of the Bill and associated minutes of the House of Lords may be viewed here.

Pete Blackmore

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Pete Blackmore

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Solicitor