The extension of the scheme to cover all RTA claims in which liability is admitted and which are valued at up to £25,000;
The introduction of a Portal to cover employers’ liability and public liability claims;
The reduction of the fixed fees payable in RTA claims from £1,200 to £500 for claims valued at less than £10,000 or £800 for claims valued at between £10,000-£25,000;
It is proposed that fixed fees payable in EL/PL claims will be capped at £900 or £1,600 depending on the value of the claim.
Unsurprisingly, the announcement has been met with no little degree of hostility from claimant lawyers, many of whom have pointed-out that the lack of an MID-style database for EL/PL claims may render a Portal for this work to be unworkable.