25th April - Law News

2675th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: The Wall Street Journal has obtained audio from a secretly recorded phone call of President Donald Trump's former fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen walking back part of his guilty plea.


Focus of the Day Article:
The Ministry of Justice today asked for views on how best to create a lawyer-free system for handling low-level RTA claims. The department issued a consultation, lasting four weeks, for designing a new IT platform to enable unrepresented litigants to progress their own claim. The Civil Liability Act has significantly reduced damages levels for RTA claims and, as of next April, will be enforced along with a new £5,000 small claims limit for soft tissue injuries. This will mean legal costs for any claim within this category will not be recoverable – effectively removing lawyers from the process.

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