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MoJ to increase small claims limit for motoring claims in April 2019 - read our response

15 February 2018

Ministry of Justice officials have said plans to increase the small claims limit to £5,000 for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.

Responding to the news, Law Society president Joe Egan said:

“The timeline for introducing the whiplash reforms has been made public before the justice select committee has had a chance to issue its report on raising the small claims limit for RTA to £5,000, and all other personal injury to £2,000.

“In our submission to the select committee we outlined the extensive steps that can be required in low-value personal injury claims. We also highlighted new research findings that show 76% of medical experts would not accept instructions from claimants without a lawyer.

“These changes will mean people injured through no fault of their own will struggle to get justice.”

“The Law Society does not accept that these limits are reasonable and we continue to oppose these reforms.”

View our response to the justice select committee inquiry into the small claims limit for personal injury

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