Restriction on increase in small claims limit for relevant personal injuries

Part of Civil Liability Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:00 pm ar 11 Medi 2018.

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Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Ceidwadwyr, Witney 3:00, 11 Medi 2018

The hon. Lady is absolutely right. I know she has a long history of practising, as do I. That is, of course, absolutely correct, but it does not mean that they are simply left to sink or swim on their own. I have seen countless cases in my practice where a district judge, although not representing someone, clearly points out arguments that may wish to be made. District judges frequently bend over backwards to ensure that the correct points are made by claimants. Although that is true and I accept the force of the hon. Lady’s point, I suggest that the overall thrust of enabling justice, but at a reasonable and proportionate cost, is being addressed.