Regulation & Government

Civil Justice Council calls for ‘proportionate’ small claims procedures

HMCTS has also been asked to produce improved information to educate litigants and to conduct further research as to why parties opt out of mediation

A new report from the Civil Justice Council has called for a number of recommendations to improve the management and resolution of the more than one million small claims which are commenced in the County Court each year.

It comes as data provided to the working group found that around 50% of small claims issued between March 2018 and April 2021 were for a value of £500 or less, leading it to suggest a “more proportionate” process for smaller claims.

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