Commenting on the MOJ response to the injury consultation released today, Kathryn Mortimer, DAS Group Head of Legal and Managing Director of DAS Law said: “We had serious concerns that a rise in the small claims court limit, and the non-recoverability of legal costs within it, would have led to an environment where genuine claimants would have severe difficulty in finding a solicitor to take on their case.
“We are delighted that the Government has heeded the advice of the Transport Select Committee and decided not to raise the limit. DAS Group is committed to assisting people with their legitimate legal claims through their legal expenses insurance and as clients of DAS Law. This news removes the uncertainty for all parties, in a rapidly changing legal environment, following the introduction of LASPO earlier in the year.
“Whilst the details of the medical panels are still to be determined, we are in favour of measures to tackle fraud and reduce motor premiums that ensure genuinely injured people continue to be able to seek the compensation they need.”