BLM publishes MoJ portal analysis

05 Sep 2019

BLM has published an analysis of the data captured within the Ministry of Justice RTA portal from May 2019 to July 2019.

Click here to read the full report.

Key observations and conclusions this quarter include:

Observations

  • The volume of CNFs sent, when compared with the previous reporting year, has fallen by 12,163 (- 6.9 %) to 163,208 when compared with the same period last year, i.e. 23.5% of the previous year’s total volume.
  • Stage 1 exits, when compared with the previous reporting year, have fallen by 5,461 (- 14.0%) to 33,622, i.e. 23.8% of the previous year’s volume.
  • Stage 2 exits, when compared with the previous reporting year, have fallen by 393 (- 11.2%) to 3,109, i.e. 24.7% of the previous year’s volume.
  • The number of claims using the Exit Process, when compared with the previous reporting year, has increased by 1,798 (+4.4%) to 42,608, i.e. 26.3% of the previous year’s volume.
  • The percentage of CNFs exiting for one reason or another averages 48.6%, which represents an increase (+0.9%) when compared with the previous reporting year’s figure of 47.7%.
  • Stage 2 settlements, when compared with the previous reporting year, have increased by 1,124 (+2.6%) to 43,586, i.e. 26.3% of the previous year’s volume.
  • Stage 3 court packs, when compared with the previous reporting year, have fallen by 734 (- 3.9%) to 18,238, i.e. 25.6% of the previous year’s volume.

Conclusions

  • CNFs sent – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 652,832. As the total number of CNFs sent during 2018/19 was 693,590, this suggests a continuing trend towards to the lowest annual level of claims notified, i.e. a fall of 40,758 claims (- 5.9%) year on year.
  • Stage 1 – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 134,488, i.e. a fall of 6,859 claims (- 4.9%) year on year.
  • Stage 2 – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 12,436, a fall of 132 claims (- 1.1%) year on year.
  • General Exit Process – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 170,432, which represents an increase of 8,724 (+ 5.4%).
  • Claims YTD that either settled at Stage 2 or proceeded to Stage 3 together total 61,824 (37.9% of CNFs sent), i.e. an increase of 0.6% in the percentage of CNFs either settling at Stage 2 or proceeding for disposal to Stage 3 when compared with the previous reporting year.
  • The number of Stage 3 court packs prepared as a percentage of CNFs retained averages 22.1%, which represents an increase of 1.4% when compared with the previous reporting year – an increase in the volume of claims either proceeding to court for disposal or only settling later in the claims process when claimants’ legal representatives are entitled to recover an additional ‘Type A’ fee.
  • Retained claims unaccounted for by either a Stage 2 settlement or a Stage 3 court pack total 22,045 (13.4%), which represents a decrease of 4,525 claims (- 2.6%). Analysis will continue to be required by customers to track the progress and lifecycle of claims which either stall at Stage 2 before being abandoned, stayed or resurrected (or are otherwise progressing through the Portal, e.g. claims where liability decisions remain outstanding) given that the published data does not capture this information.

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to customers of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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