Relief for claimant PI lawyers as government decides against raising small claims limit

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23 October 2013


Grayling: turning the tide on the compensation culture

The small claims limit for personal injury cases will not be going up to £5,000, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced today.

Instead it has unveiled a raft of other measures aimed at cutting the cost of motoring, including the creation of independent medical panels to detect fraudulent whiplash claims.

The government said the changes were “part of its plan to help hardworking people”, but it will be seen in legal circles as a major relief to hardworking claimant lawyers. The decision was predicted by our sister website Litigation Futures just last week.

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