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Automatic referal to mediation in latest Government report

Thu, 09 February 2012

The Government has today published its response to the County Court consultation 'Solving disputes in the county courts'.  Their 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.

The vast majority of the other proposed changes will be introduced by secondary legislation, mainly through changes to the Civil Procedure Rules, which the Government will look to do by April 2013.

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