Consultation on county court disputes

Close date: 30 June 2011

The Government consults on proposals to overhaul the county court system. Proposed changes that could affect employers include: raising the minimum value of claims in the High Court from £25,000 to £100,000; facilitating third-party debt orders by creating a mechanism for the court to discover a debtor’s current employer without having to rely on the debtor; and extending the scheme applicable to low-value road traffic accident claims to employers' liability claims for personal injury.
Consultation document: Solving disputes in the county courts: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system (PDF format, 687K) (on the Ministry of Justice website)