Claim Procedure Reforms Will Affect Smaller Claim
Posted: 7th April 2011
With all the hoop-la about the proposed change to the ‘no win, no fee’ regime, another set of proposals, which may well be of greater importance for many people has slipped under the radar of the popular press.
- the limit of a claim which can be dealt with in the small claims court is to be increased from the current £5,000 to £15,000;
- the minimum limit for a case to be sent to the High Court is to be raised from £25,000 to £100,000; and
- home repossession cases are to be sent to the High Court when they are for £300,000 or more: the present limit is £30,000.