One of the most persistent refrains in the current debate about the so-called compensation culture is that the UK has become ‘the whiplash capital of Europe’ – or even, on some accounts, ‘the world’. This article explores the origins of the claim and subjects it to critical analysis and provides some wider reflections on the rhetoric employed, at the same time as placing the claim in the context of the wider debate and the UK’s ongoing civil justice reforms.
|Title of host publication||Damages and Compensation Culture|
|Subtitle of host publication||Comparative Perspectives|
|Editors||Eoin Quill, Raymond Friel|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Nov 2016|