New campaign launched to stop government increasing small claims limit A new campaign was launched this week that aims to raise awareness and ultimately prevent the UK government from going through with the planned increase of the small claims limit. Currently, the small claims limit is £1,000 – so any claim with losses predicted to be less than £1,000 is heard in the small claims court, which means the Claimant’s cannot recover legal costs. The government plans to increase this limit to £5,000, which would mean a lot of personal injury cases would have to be heard in the small claims court and result in more Claimant’s having to represent themselves rather than enlist the help of a professional lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis. The campaign, called #FeedingFatCats, is highlighting the fact that this change would dramatically reduce the amount of personal injury payouts insurance companies have to make as more injured people would be unable to pursue a claim without being able to recover their legal costs. The campaign estimates that four insurance companies in particular would benefit to the tune of £200 million a year. #FeedingFatCats, which was set up by Thompson’s Solicitors, has the backing of…