High Court rejects challenge from claimant lawyers over personal injury fee cuts

The High Court has thrown out a challenge to the new fixed costs structure for personal injury claims, after the Government pushed through reforms which are set to have a significant impact on the earnings of law firms handling employers' liability, public liability and motor claims. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) contested a decision made by the Ministry of Justice to significantly reduce the fees recoverable by lawyers for cases managed through the road traffic accident (RTA) Portal, the online system via which low value personal injury claims are processed.

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