Legal Support Review extended to 2 December 2020 (NSW) - Wolters Kluwer CCH
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Motor Accidents Law

Legal Support Review extended to 2 December 2020 (NSW)

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is currently reviewing the provision of legal support for injured people in the compulsory third-party (CTP) insurance scheme under the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW) (the Act).

Due to high stakeholder interest, SIRA is extending the timeframe for stakeholders to contribute to the review to 9.00 pm Wednesday 2 December 2020 (previously 1 November 2020).

SIRA is seeking submissions from people and organisations regarding the legal supports available in the CTP scheme. Submissions should identify:

  • specific concerns with the existing structure and provision of legal support in the CTP scheme;
  • key principles that should govern the determination of legal costs and the weight to be given to each of these;
  • recommendations for specific changes to be made to the system of legal support, and
  • any alternative models of legal support for injured people that would promote the objectives of the Act.

Feedback may be submitted through the online form available on the SIRA website or emailed through to motoraccidents@sira.nsw.gov.au

Source: State Insurance Regulatory Authority, “Motor accidents bulletin – October 2020“, [bulletin], October 2020, accessed 30 October 2020.