Solicitors call for Online Court to have lower £10,000 limit

The London Litigation Solicitors Association (LSLA) and the Law Society are pushing for a lower £10,000 limit for cases in the proposed Online Court (OC).

Lord Justice Briggs set out radical plans in January to create the new court for money claims worth up to £25,000, designed “for use by litigants without lawyers”.

In their responses, the LSLA and the society suggested the lower limit of £10,000 for the OC – the same as the Small Claims Court.

The LSLA said that there should be fixed or capped costs for litigation between £10,000 and £25,000, citing the example of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

Ed Crosse, committee member of the LSLA responsible for the Briggs review, said: “Costs are assessed summarily immediately after the determination of liability and quantum, so there is no delay, cost or uncertainty arising from detailed assessment.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY NICK HILBORNE AT LEGAL FUTURES

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