Minister shows no sign of budging over PI reforms.
Justice minister Sir Oliver Heald has shown no indication the government will back down over any of its proposals for personal injury reforms. Speaking in a House of Commons debate on Wednesday, Heald appeared to suggest he was still convinced insurers will pass on the savings from reforms. A consultation closed last Friday asking about raising the small claims court limit to £5,000 and reducing – or scrapping altogether – general damages for soft tissue injuries. Labour MP Rob Marris, a former partner at claimant firm Thompsons, had called the debate and set out the case against reform.