Very few readers will need me to tell them that the so-called reforms of whiplash claims will come into force from 31st May 2021 and that relevant rules were published on 25th February 2021. This is the culmination of government plans to effectively wipe out such claims that date back to 2015 when former Chancellor George Osborne announced a total abolition of the right to claim damages for such injuries –

https://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/osborne-small-claims-up-to-5k-and-no.html

The tone eventually softened a bit although in many cases the effect will be the same.

For those who don’t know, there will be a two-pronged attack on the rights of victims –