BLM publishes MOJ Portal analysis

31 Mar 2020

BLM has published an analysis of the data captured within the Ministry of Justice RTA portal from November 2019 to February 2020.

Click here to read the full report.

Key observations and conclusions this quarter include:

  • The volume of CNFs sent, when compared with the previous reporting year, has fallen by 8,744 (- 1.7 %) to 517,682 when compared with the same period last year, i.e. 49.8% of the previous year’s total volume.
  • Stage 1 exits, when compared with the previous reporting year, have fallen by 8,148 (- 7.4%) to 101,283, i.e.71.7% of the previous year’s volume.
  • Stage 2 exits, when compared with the previous reporting year, have increased by 295 (+ 3.1%) to 9,823, i.e.78.2% of the previous year’s volume.
  • The number of claims using the Exit Process, when compared with the previous reporting year, has increased by 2,467 (+2.2%) to 128,170, i.e. 79.3% of the previous year’s volume.
  • The percentage of CNFs exiting for one reason or another averages 46.3%, which represents a fall (+1.7%) when compared with the previous reporting year’s figure of 48.0%.
  • Stage 2 settlements, when compared with the previous reporting year, have fallen by 1,015 (-0.8%) to 124,150, i.e. 74.8% of the previous year’s volume.
  • Stage 3 court packs, when compared with the previous reporting year, have fallen by 3,925 (- 7.2%) to 50,572, i.e. 71.0% of the previous year’s volume.

Conclusions 

  • CNFs sent – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 690,243. 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, albeit a marginal fall of 3,347 claims (- 0.5%).
  • Stage 1 – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 135,044, a fall of 6,303 claims (-4.5%).Stage 2 – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 13,097, an increase of 529 claims (+ 4.2%).
  • General Exit Process – if maintained, the annualised projection for 2019/20 would be 170,893, which represents an increase of 9,185 (+5.7%).
  • Claims YTD that either settled at Stage 2 or proceeded to Stage 3 together total 174,722 (33.8% of CNFs sent), i.e. a fall of 0.4% 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 18.3%, which represents a decrease of 1.2% when compared with the previous reporting year – a slight reduction 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 are projected to total 103,684, which would represent 1,582 more claims (+1.5%). 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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