11 December, 2012

Increase in PI small claims limit to £5,000?

Filed UnderLegal Costs  

The government will today unveil its long-awaited consultation on increasing the small claims limit for personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000, a move that would decimate the workload of many law firms.

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4 Responses to “Increase in PI small claims limit to £5,000?”

  1. Roberto on December 12th, 2012 7:31 am

    Of course what is actually being consulted on is:-

    Whether whiplash Rtas limit to be increased to £5000;
    All Rtas limit to be increased to £5000;
    No change

    Therefore no change to other pi work.

    As well as the independent medical expert.

    My guess is that whiplash only will be increase together wtith a revised fcrs matrix once the consultation closes.

  2. annon on December 12th, 2012 9:23 am

    “Therefore no change to other pi work”

    shame the other PI work is a minority of the market

  3. Defendant Solicitor on December 12th, 2012 12:52 pm

    A pedant writes: decimate means to reduce by one in ten. I think it will be rather worse than that!

  4. Paul M on December 17th, 2012 10:41 pm

    How can it be ‘fair’ that a claimant injured at work will be treated differently to one injured in an RTA if both claims are worth roughly £3-5k?

    It does, to me at least seem wide open for numerous challanges, discuss…..

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