Government 'riding roughshod' over rights of injured cyclists with compensation reforms

Reforms would see cyclists unable to get legal costs for claims of less than £5,000

Government proposals that could leave cyclists with hefty legal bills when seeking compensation for injuries have been condemned by a solicitor specialising in representing cyclists.

Oliver Jeffcott, an associate solicitor at law firm BL Claims who also blogs as The Cycling Solicitor, says that the proposals, which will see the upper limit for small personal injury claims in the small claims court raised from £1,000 to £5,000, will be a victory for insurance companies rather than cyclists.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.