Another day and another policy which will result in further erosion of access to justice.
Many people will be happy at the idea of lawyers being paid less and it is only when they need a lawyer themselves that the impact of the reforms made over recent years will really be noticed.
The bottom line is law firms are a business like any other - if there is no profit to be made, the lawyers will not carry on doing this kind of work.
It is the injured people who will suffer when they cannot find someone to represent them and obtain the compensation which they truly deserve.
Clinical negligence lawyers will be watching with bated breath to see whether this move will also encompass clinical negligence claims...
Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000 and scrap general damages for ‘minor’ soft tissue injuries. In surprising moves that will be met with dismay by personal injury lawyers, Osborne said he would remove legal costs by transferring personal injury claims of up to £5,000 to the small claims court.