*Akhtar v Boland

Practice – Fast track. A subrogated claim had been issued by a care hire company against an insurance company following a road traffic accident. The claimant sought to have the claim allocated to the fast track where the damages claimed were above £5,000. The defendant admitted damages in a sum under £3,000, meaning that the disputed sum was under £4,000. The district judge allocated the claim to the small claims track and entered judgment in favour of the claimant in the admitted sum. The claimant's appeal against the allocation was dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant's appeal. There had been an unqualified admission by the defendant and judgment had been entered in that sum and accepted by the defendant. The sum disputed had been less than £5,000 and so the appropriate case allocation had been to the small claim track.

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