APIL has said there is insufficient clarity in the government’s response to its consultation on the future provision of medical reports in road traffic accident (RTA) related claims. The response from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will form part of a number of changes to support the increase to the small claims track limit for RTA-related personal injury claims next April. Key measures announced in the response include extending the MedCo system to cover the provision of initial medical reports for all RTA-related personal injury claims under £5000. However, calls to reduce the current level of £180 plus VAT for initial soft tissue reports was rejected. APIL president Gordon Dalyell said the report fails to provide clar...

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart
Deputy Editor
Solicitors Journal

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