Tony Guise considers the possibility of a Portal for SME debt claims
The pace of change for civil justice in England and Wales is accelerating toward a 2022 packed to bursting with actual change.
This is the third in my series looking at the building blocks of next year’s changes. Before considering the third foundation stone, the proposed SME debt claims portal (or ‘Claims R Us’), let us briefly pause to reflect on recent developments.
Reform of the Pre-Action Protocols
On15 November 2021, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) launched its consultation on the reform of the pre-action protocols (PAPs). When implemented, this will irrevocably shift the action from trial to pre-action. The consultation is open until 10 am on Christmas Eve – and I u...