Government Response to County Court Dispute Resolution Consultation
28th February 2012
The consultation ‘Solving disputes in the county courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system’ sets out, and seeks views on, proposals to reform the civil justice system in the courts in England and Wales.
The Government’ conclusions include the automatic referral to a mediator of all claims below the current small claims limit of £5,000, at present some 80,000 cases per year.
See the news item for new mediation pilot on personal injury and contract cases under £100 K in the Court of Appeal – here.