The Ministry of Justice has finally published the rules that will frame the long-awaited extension of the online claims portal – just 14 working days before the new arrangements come in to force.
The 65th update to the Civil Procedure Rules extends the low-value personal injury scheme for RTAs to include claims valued at £10,000 to £25,000.
In addition, the scheme will be extended to include public and employer liability claims with a value up to £25,000.
As part of the new CPR, a fixed-costs scheme for claims which exit the protocol schemes and either settle or proceed to issue of a claim and judgment is introduced.
The MoJ has confirmed the new rules will apply for all claims notified after 31 July.
The Law Society had led calls for the rules to be published with enough time for the profession to adjust.