The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) is appalled at apparent Lib Con plans to pull the plug on the proposed Civil Law Reform Bill, reports Post magazine.
Notably absent from the Queen’s speech, the bill appears to have been punted out of play. But Apil are appealing to put it back on the programme.
This a bitter pill for injured people up and down the land, argues Apil president Muiris Lyons. “The draft Civil Law Reform Bill had a lot of holes in it” he says, “but it was, at least, a starting point for long overdue reform.”
Apil previously pilloried the powers that be, Post reports, for not implementing the Law Commission’s decade-old recommendations that general damages should be increased by 50%. Now it looks like they’re up to their old tricks again!