Whiplash proposals target fraudulent claims with increase in RTA small claims limit to £5,000

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11 December 2012


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.”

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SEE ALSO NEIL ROSE’S BLOG ON THE CONSULTATION, FAREWELL MR WHIPPY?, HERE.



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