Comment from Hodge Jones & Allen on Civil Liability Bill concessions
Posted on: 8th May 2018
In response to the letter issued by Lord Keen Of Elie QC to his fellow lords following the recent reading of the Civil Liability Bill, Vidisha Joshi, managing partner, London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen, says:
“This concession is just a small step to tackling the injustice that people will face following the reforms. Yet, I struggle to understand the rationale behind elements of this announcement. Surely people’s injuries should be judged on the severity and symptoms rather than the method of transport which they are using?
“Against a backdrop of stringent and increasing cost restrictions, I take issue with the inference that providing cost effective services isn’t something that most law firms are trying to do.”