COVID-19 Personal Injury Litigation Rules To Be Reviewed

Law360, London (April 7, 2020, 5:46 PM BST) -- Claimant lawyers and insurers said Tuesday they will carry out a review next week of an “unprecedented” set of temporary rules over personal injury litigation adopted following coronavirus-related disruption to courts.

Thompsons Solicitors and the Association of British Insurers helped draw up the rules, which have since been adopted by 141 law firms and 17 insurers.

The so-called Coronavirus Personal Injury Protocol was launched on March 24 and will last for four weeks. Insurers and lawyers will discuss the rules next Monday to decide whether that four-week period should be extended beyond April 20. The rules were adopted in the wake...

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