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Categories:
Personal Injury
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast explores the latest developments in personal injury law, including the anticipated impact of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on funding and costs within the civil justice system and the practical impact of the extension of the RTA protocol. It also addresses the ancillary consequences of ‘Alternative Business Structures’ (ABS) and provides some general advice and tips for practitioners dealing with personal injury claims.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the changes due to be implemented in April 2013 after the introduction of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act;
  • Understand what an ‘Alternative Business Structure’ is;
  • Be aware of the impact of ‘Alternative Business Structures’;
  • Understand what the ABS circumvention issue is;
  • Have considered whether reform of the PI system is needed.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:

This podcast with John Spencer from Spencers Solicitors outlines the recent developments in personal injury law and the way in which these developments are likely to affect practitioners.

Date Recorded: 24th January 2013

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