Whiplash proposals target fraudulent claims with increase in RTA small claims limit to £5,000
Grant: reduce costs while preserving access to justice
The government has today finally unveiled its long-awaited consultation on increasing the small claims limit for road traffic personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000, a move that would decimate the workload of many law firms.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) – which, as expected, has also proposed creating independent medical panels to diagnose whiplash – said the move “should make it more likely that fraudulent and exaggerated claims are challenged”.
In a consultation paper on reducing the number and costs of whiplash claims, justice minister Helen Grant said: “Our aim is to deter fraudulent and exaggerated claims and reduce the cost of dealing with whiplash claims while preserving access to justice.”
echo adrotate_group(14, 0, 0, 0);
FOR THE REST OF THIS STORY, CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR SISTER WEBSITE, LITIGATION FUTURES
SEE ALSO NEIL ROSE’S BLOG ON THE CONSULTATION, FAREWELL MR WHIPPY?, HERE.
Leave a comment
* Denotes required field