The truth hurts

02 Feb 2015

BLM partner David Spencer and director of policy and government affairs, Alistair Kinley continue to reinforce the importance of the forthcoming Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, for New Law Journal.

"One particular clause of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill has been exercising the minds and mouths of a number of personal injury practitioners, following a government amendment introduced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in June 2014.

The provision requires that, following the defendant’s application, the court shall (ie must) dismiss all of the claimant’s claim for damages for personal injuries if it is satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the claimant has been “fundamentally dishonest”, unless in doing so the claimant would suffer “substantial injustice..."

To read the full article on the New Law Journal website, please click here.

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