No fault personal injuries compensation – the New Zealand way

This blog post is by David Green, a New Zealand qualified barrister and solicitor who recently visited 12 KBW for two weeks as a Pegasus Scholar.

In 2017, Lord Sumption offered some bold views to the Personal Injuries Bar Association in a speech provocatively entitled “Abolishing Personal Injuries Law – A Project”.  His proposed replacement was a system of compulsory no fault compensation, which incidentally is exactly the approach taken to personal injuries in New Zealand. This blog post sets out some reflections on the New Zealand approach in comparison to that in England and Wales. Continue reading No fault personal injuries compensation – the New Zealand way