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Halt plans to force injured people through the courts without legal help, MPs warn government

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A challenge from an influential committee of MPs to government plans to up the limit for small claims was welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales last week.

Responding to the justice select committee report on proposed reforms to the personal injury sector, Law Society deputy vice-president Simon Davis said: ‘We’ve been saying for a long time the changes will mean people injured through no fault of their own will struggle to get justice.

‘Raising the small claims court limit to £5,000 will leave claimants unrepresented.’

 

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