As anticipated, the new RTA claims process will not be ready by the original date of October 2009 due to problems agreeing how the scheme will work. A new date of April 2010 has now been set.
This latest news coincides with Lord Justice Jackson’s recent comments commending the German costs recovery model. With his preliminary report on the future of legal costs about to be published it seems increasingly likely that some form of extended fixed fees will be recommended. That, in turn, is likely to have an impact of the new claims process. (Read more.)
Expect further delay and uncertainty.
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