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Bloomsburry Family law

Road traffic

Road traffic update

From the failure to wear 
a seat belt to cyclists 
riding without helmets, Roger Cooper reviews 
the circumstances where 
a reduction will be 
made on account of contributory negligence

Swift response

The government’s proposals to speed up and reduce the costs of county court litigation involve an overhaul of claims limits and a renewed push towards mediation. The small claims limit would rise from £5,000 to £10,000, and, with the exception of personal injury, the limit for county court claims would rise from £25,000 to £100,000. Lawyers – both claimant and defendant – are unconvinced, albeit for different reasons. We ask both sides for their reactions