Working party appointed to implement Jackson reforms

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  • So the only representatives are in the field of Personal Injury (whether claimant or defendant) or international/commercial litigation. What about the bread and butter civil litigators? Who is representing the firms' who act on 'low' value claims between £5k to £15k which are soon to be clasified as "small claims". None of the above named have any idea what it is like on the high street. I'd like to see them explain to their client about cost recovery on a £12k professional negligence claim that it is, in fact, a 'small claim'.

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  • I presume my invite is in the post. These people will make a mess of this. As above. They need more people on the ground.

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  • Is there actually any law involved in dealing with PI up to 15k?
    Commercial disputes up to 15k generally require the application of legal principles beyond Kemp and Kemp and beyond "are those hire charges reasonable?"
    The courts will not be able to cope with the number of litigants in person who are forced to run claims themselves because they cannot afford a lawyer.

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  • @ Build more courts
    I find your arrogant and dismissive attitude both ignorant and depressing. However, I can only assume that (as well as having apparently omitted a negative somewhere in your post) you have little knowledge of litigation.
    There are just as likely to be legal principles involved in a £10k claim as a £1m claim.
    And although you seem to be trying to give the impression that such trivial claims are beneath contempt I can assure you that to the people involved they are often of critical importance. £10k to a small businessman is often far more important than £1m is to a large corporation.

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