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Thursday, June 6, 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 that the two stages of a Judicial review application i.e. whether there are valid grounds for the judicial review to proceed followed by an oral hearing to deal with the claim will now be heard together.

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