#repairtherightbody, Thought Leadership

Latest farcical twist on small claims limits

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Qamar Anwar, managing director, July 19, 2018

In reaction to the Ministry of Justice’s response to the justice select committee report on the small claims limit, Qamar Anwar, managing director of First4Lawyers, says:

"This is the latest twist in what has increasingly become a farcical process. While we fully welcome extensive user testing to what is going be a fundamental change to how whiplash claims are handled, we cannot ignore the language of the response which very much suggests the proposed reforms are now considered by the government to be a done deal.

"Will there be any meaningful debate held in the House of Commons now?

“The government can say they are 'acutely aware that the proposed approach will fundamentally transform how whiplash claims are handled and that any concerns around access to justice have to be addressed promptly' to soothe their conscience, but they are continually and wilfully ignoring the evidence about whiplash claims, which will have dire consequences for innocent injury victims.”

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