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Increase in small claims limit for personal injury – £1,000 to £5,000!

Growing concerns about the implications of increasing the small claims track limit for personal injury to £5,000 has led to almost 24,000 signatures so far being posted on an on-line petition objection to the planned changes.

Last November, Chancellor George Osborne announced the move in a bid to reduce the costs of claims to insurers.  But it will also prevent claimants from being able to recover their legal costs and thus potentially restrict access to justice for thousands of people no longer able to afford a lawyer, leaving hem to fight their cases against the insurers alone.

Please can I encourage you just to take a minute of your time to sign the attached petition which has been launched on the joint Government and Parliament petition website objecting to these proposals:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/113810

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