Proposal to make it harder for cyclists to claim compensation scrapped

Under the proposed revision to the Civil Liability bill, the threshold for bringing small claims was to be raised from the current threshold of ¬£1,000 to a proposed ¬£5,000. The proposal would have excluded bringing a claim for the vast majority of cycling related injuries, leaving claimants with no access to justice. The decision has elicited praise, with Justice Secretary¬†David Gauke adding that it was a “victory for common sense”.