Justice Committee Concerned About the Implications of Raising Small Claims Limit
The House of Commons Justice Committee have examined the Small Claims limit for personal injury and have rejected the proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £2,000 and to £5,000 for road traffic accidents.
The Justice Committee have published the anticipated report which considers:
- the impact of raising the small claims limit for personal injury (PI) from £1,000 to £2,000, and to £5,000 for RTA-related PI claims,
- the reforms that have already been made to the claims process for personal injury;
- the Government and industry response to insurance fraud;
- the potential impact of raising the small claims limit on different types of personal injury claim;
- the impact of doing so on the judiciary and the courts;
- the Ministry of Justice’s proposals for implementing the small claims reforms, and
- the impact of increasing the small claims limit on different organisations that assist claimants.
GDPR – What’s all the fuss about?
After what feels like an age of the GDPR looming on the horizon, the new data protection regime has finally been implemented into law. There is no grace period so those who handle data must be ready to hit the ground running. But what impact will the GDPR have on claims and those who process data for the purposes of defending claims or detecting fraudulent claims.