Jackson caps announced

Damages-based agreements (DBAs) are to be capped at 50 per cent, apart from personal injury and employment law cases, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

Personal injury DBAs will be capped at 25 per cent, excluding damages for future care and loss. The Road Traffic Accident personal injury scheme will be extended to include claims up to £25,000, and will include employers’ liability and public liability claims. The Ministry is also considering introducing independent medical panels for whiplash claims, and amending the small claims threshold for damages for personal injury claims, and hopes to shortly bring forward a consultation on these matters.