When the Civil Liability Bill was introduced to Parliament last month, it was seen as welcome news all-round for the insurance industry. However, if the recent second reading debate on the bill is any indication of how things are going to move forward, it looks like there will be more than a couple of roadblocks.
A report by Legal Futures cited ‘serious doubts’ being raised by the Opposition, as the bill faced scrutiny during a four-hour discussion which touched on whiplash, tariff, compensation culture, and even the ‘weakness’ of insurance firms. In fact, the debate saw fingers being pointed at insurers “for the situation we are in.”
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