PL and EL will be included in RTA Portal, reiterates Djanogly

Published: 28/06/2012

Justice Minister, Jonathan Djanogly, has reconfirmed the extension of RTA Portal will include Public and Employee Liability claims from April 2013.

vDjanogly emphasised not only these plans but also the inclusion in claims of up to £25,000, rejecting suggestions that such expansion would be difficult to implement within the current timeframe.

“I met with members of the RTA Portal Company board on 1 March 2012 to discuss issues arising from the extension in terms of the modification of the RTA Portal,” Djanogly said at a House of Commons debate last week.

“On 22 March 2012, I hosted a roundtable meeting to discuss issues relating to the extension with key stakeholders, including representatives of the RTA Portal Company,” he continues.

“I have not received any written representations on these issues directly from the RTA Portal Company, other than in connection with these meetings.

“However, I am aware of the company’s concerns about the practicality of implementing modifications of the RTA Portal resulting from the extension of the RTA Protocol by April 2013, and my officials are working with the company to address these concerns.”

Djanogly’s comments come a few weeks after The Law Society aired its concerns about the ability of the current structure of the RTA Portal to cope with the significant influx of cases which the proposed extension would bring.

It also highlighted, following a recent survey, the potential impact the expansion could have on Personal Injury firms for whom, even under the current structure, profit margins are minimal.

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