Motor Premiums Dip After UK Whiplash Reforms

Law360, London (April 15, 2019, 12:02 AM BST) -- U.K. car insurance premiums dipped during the first quarter of 2019, data released Monday showed, following new laws designed to prevent fraudulent whiplash claims that have traditionally helped drive up prices.

Average premiums slipped by 1%, from £774 ($976) to £762, compared with the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the broker Willis Towers Watson and, a price comparison website. The downturn follows six months of rising prices and comes after Parliament voted through the Civil Liability Act 2018 in December, which will make it harder for criminals to pursue fake neck injury claims against insurance companies.

The slight fall in...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!