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The Ministry of Justice issued a press release on Monday announcing a "quick and simple compensation scheme for road traffic accidents". Do any readers have any further information about this scheme as it clearly can’t be referring to the new claims process for RTA claims. Whether that scheme will be "quick" remains to be seen but I think we can all agree that the extra 80 pages of rules are anything but simple. If they were then we would have had a winner for that bottle of champagne by now.
If you ever wondered how such a convoluted scheme managed to come into existence you can visit an open meeting of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee taking place in Central London on 14 May 2010 and observe the process. Spaces are limited and you need to complete a short application form. I’m not sure that will keep the pitchfork and flaming torch wielding mob out.