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MP urges 'common sense' on exceptions to Civil Liability Bill

16 April 2018

The parliamentary campaign to amend personal injury legislation has begun, with a London MP demanding that certain group be exempted from changes.

Labour MP Catherine West tabled an early day motion calling for so-called vulnerable road users to be left out of reforms brought about by the government’s Civil Liability Bill.

The Ministry of Justice plans, subject to a second reading in the House of Lords this month, will mean fixed tariffs for RTA claims are introduced along with an increase in the small claims limit to £5,000 for these cases.

The effect could be that pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horseriders would mostly be unrepresented by lawyers as fees for claims under £5,000 will no longer be recoverable.

Read the full article on The Law Society Gazette here.

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