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Archive: Feb 2013

Legal Challenge To Personal Injury Fixed Cost

It has been reported that a legal challenge to review the decision behind cuts to personal injury fees will be fast-tracked through the High Court. The Ministry of Justice announced last year it would consult on new fixed costs of £500 for claims under £10,000 coming through the portal. The consultation closed on 4 January and the Ministry of Justice has confirmed that they intend to slash the fixed costs. The judicial review application has been made jointly by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS).   The Application will now be heard in what is known as a rolled up hearing. In essence this means […]

Legal challenge begins on RTA fixed fees

There has been an application made for a judicial review of the decision to cut fees for claims in the RTA portal, the application has been jointly made by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Motor accident Solicitors Society (MASS). The MoJ is proposing to reduce all recoverable costs for RTA claims under £10,000 from £1200 to £500, this decision was taken in part after a government consultation with representatives of British Insurers who argued that because there is the ban on referrals being introduced as a part of the changes to the Legal aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). In a joint statement, APIL […]