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Thompsons attacks MoJ for failing to use personal injury portal

Thompsons Solicitors has accused the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of double standards for failing to use the portal for lower value personal injury claims. The MoJ has denied the claims.

December 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Anti-fraud PI client checks to go live from June

Claimant personal injury lawyers using the RTA portal will be required to check clients’ claims records on a new database before submitting a new case from 1 June this year, it has been announced.

April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »

Cost of PI claims dropping fast, actuaries confirm

Legal fees for personal injury cases worth up to £100,000 fell by 65% in 2013, with an overall reduction of 14% in the cost of third-party injury claims, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has reported.

January 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

Claimant lawyers push RTA portal court hearings to monthly record

The number of requests for Stage 3 court hearings for RTA portal cases hit its highest monthly total in July, it has emerged, reaching a figure that one leading defendant lawyer described as “remarkable”.

September 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Judge’s despair as costs hit £16,000 in dispute over £15

A district judge has been driven to despair as solicitors cranked up over £16,000 in costs in a dispute over an outstanding amount of only £15. District Judge Peake told Birkenhead County Court: “One can almost read the Daily Mail or the Daily Express headlines.”

May 1st, 2014 | 4 Comments »

The long wait is over – new fixed costs regime published with provision for defendants

The government finally published the rules for the extended portal on Friday – with just 12 full working days until it comes into force on 31 July. It is understood that the introduction of fixed costs for defendants in cases that fall out of the portal was one of the primary causes of the delay.

July 15th, 2013 | Comments Off on The long wait is over – new fixed costs regime published with provision for defendants

Claimant lawyers looking to litigate portal claims, defendants report

There have been “clear changes in behaviour” on the part of claimant personal injury lawyers since the reduction in the RTA portal fee, with a focus on litigating, a leading defendant firm has said.

July 11th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

23 days to go and still no rules – Law Society calls for portal extension delay

The Law Society has demanded a delay in implementation of the extended portal after the “unacceptable” failure to publish new procedure rules with little over three weeks until it is meant to go live.

July 8th, 2013 | Comments Off on 23 days to go and still no rules – Law Society calls for portal extension delay

Grant rejects formal review of impact of RTA portal changes as Law Society publishes model CFA

The government has no plans to assess the effect of next month’s changes to the RTA scheme before introducing further reform, justice minister Helen Grant has confirmed. Meanwhile, the Law Society yesterday published its new model CFA, but timing on the model DBA is unclear.

March 28th, 2013 | Comments Off on Grant rejects formal review of impact of RTA portal changes as Law Society publishes model CFA

JR reaction: “a dark day” for accident victims, says APIL

The High Court’s rejection of the challenge to the RTA portal fee cut represents “a dark day” for accident victims, APIL has claimed. “Many vulnerable victims of injury will now find it impossible to obtain independent legal representation as a result of the bitterly disappointing judgment,” it said.

March 4th, 2013 | Comments Off on JR reaction: “a dark day” for accident victims, says APIL