On the 6 September 2017, the Ministry of Justice published the Civil Justice Council’s Report on Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims (NIHL). This is the…
On the 6 September 2017, the Ministry of Justice published the Civil Justice Council’s Report on Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims (NIHL). This is the body of work behind the proposals headlined in Lord Justice Jackson’s Supplementary Report on Fixed Recoverable Costs for Civil Litigation, published on the 31 July 2017.
We have produced this report which sets out the main proposals contained in both reports and also examines the likely implications for disease practitioners.
The implications of the CJC NIHL Report
There are a myriad of civil reform proposals on the horizon including the Briggs online court, the increase to the Small Claims Track personal injury limit, moves to simplify disclosure and changes to the mechanism for calculating the discount rate, to name but a few. As Lord Justice Jackson rightly states, ‘joined up law reform requires that the different civil justice initiatives should dovetail together’ and it is vital that compensators start to consider their business models and consider them in light of all the potential interlocking reforms, looking at risks, opportunities, market impact and unintended consequences.