Victim Fights To Revive £3M Suit Despite Small Claims Filing

Law360, London (July 15, 2020, 7:17 PM BST) -- Liverpool Victoria Insurance shouldn't be able to escape a £2.6 million ($3.2 million) personal injury suit even though it was originally filed under a streamlined court protocol for claims worth no more than £25,000, the victim's lawyer argued on appeal Wednesday.

A lawyer for the man, who claims he developed a serious neurological condition as a result of a 2014 traffic accident, said even if the Court of Appeal held that the litigant's legal team created a situation that was unfair to the insurer, striking out the claim was disproportionate to the conduct at issue.

A "strike out was a last resort," said...

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