Uplift in exceptional circumstances

Part of Civil Liability Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:00 am ar 11 Medi 2018.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Llafur, Lewisham West and Penge 11:00, 11 Medi 2018

Under the proposals, an uplift would be allowed only if the whiplash injury was exceptionally severe or the circumstances were exceptional. Does that not hugely undermine the principle of judicial discretion and take away judges’ ability to assess cases and make appropriate awards for damages? The threshold in these proposals has to be far too high.