Challenging the Proposed RTA Portal Costs
The Association of Personal Lawyers (APIL) and Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) have submitted a judicial review application to challenge the proposed plans to cut RTA personal injury fees.
The Government are planning a number of changes which are expected to be effective from 1 April 2013. In particular it is proposed that fixed costs will go down from £1,200 to just £500 for claims valued under £10,000 through the Portal. In view of the substantive work that is required in dealing with RTA cases, particularly those that involve complex issues, the proposals appears to be unworkable.
The hearing for the challenge to the proposed cuts has been listed for the 1 March 2013.