Legal costs news this week centres upon more personal injury reform announced by the government in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday.
The government is set to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and to remove altogether the right to general damages for minor soft tissue injuries. Find out more here.
Neil Rose writing in Legal Futures predicts the move will hit Claimant personal injury lawyers “very hard” and presents an interesting piece on progress in Where Now for PI Lawyers?
For those of us who enjoy a good read, proportionality arguments are pulled together in an excellent blog article from Kerry Underwood fully updated and revised from a previous article entitled Proportionality: the Emperor’s New Clothes .