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I read that the incoming reforms will cover approx. 95% of RTA claims. Almost every firm covered in the article will be affected, whether doing mostly Claimant work, mostly Defendant, a bit of both, or fraud investigation. Most firms on the Defendant side of the fence tend to have more diversified practices, so may be better able to adapt, but all firms will have known this was coming and ought to have been making alternative business plans. Employer liability and public liability claims have been falling in number for years, so those areas alone will not enable many firms to continue to operate. I don't know what HDR claims are either.

Change of this kind (rightly or wrongly) was inevitable and there will be no going back at a later date. Had the reforms not come through successful lobbying (not helped by some terrible behaviour by a minority on the Claimant side- which has impacted on all involved) , they would have eventually come through technological advances - claims by algorithm/ AI etc

There will be enormous savings to motor insurers across the board. A large proportion of the claims will simply not be made at all. There should be successive years of decreasing motor insurance premiums.

Given the likely large scale loss of jobs in legal firms, I do think that the Law Society ought to be doing something by way of general advice to members about re-training and alternative careers. I hope the message is also getting through to school careers advisors, universities and law schools. They should be clear to students that the prospects of work in the legal sector have taken a big hit .

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