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I was wrong to sell my firm to Quindell, says former legal division boss

The former chief executive of Quindell Legal Services (QLS) has admitted that he was wrong to sell a business he had built up over 13 years to the troubled plc two years ago. However, Phil Hodgkinson said he had learnt a lot from the “Quindell experience”.

October 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

“There’s nothing to stop us competing with you”, trade union ABS warns high street firms

The co-founder of Britain’s only trade union-owned alternative business structure (ABS) has warned high street lawyers that there is nothing to stop it competing with them. He also expressed concern that the profession was becoming obsessed with profit at the expense of the client.

October 2nd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

DAC Beachcroft turns claims group into ABS

International law firm DAC Beachcroft’s Claims Solutions Group, which employs 900 people across the UK, became an alternative business structure yesterday. Craig Dickson, chief executive of the group, said the move would help it respond to the “fluid” legal claims market.

September 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Car crash not to blame for lack of training contract, judge tells litigant-in-person

A judge has told a litigant-in-person that a road traffic accident she was involved in was not to blame for her failure to secure a training contract. Judge Walden-Smith said the “sad fact” was that many “competent individuals” failed to obtain a contract.

August 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exclusive: Minster Law signs national advocacy deal with Clerksroom and Parklane Plowden

Personal injury specialist Minster Law has signed an exclusive two-year contract with national chambers Clerksroom and Parklane Plowden, to provide barristers for its fast and multi-track cases. Stephen Ward, chief executive of Clerksroom, said he hoped similar contracts would follow.

August 7th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Serious Fraud Office launches criminal investigation into Quindell

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced this afternoon that its director has opened a criminal investigation into “business and accounting practices” at troubled Quindell plc. The Financial Reporting Council has launched its own investigation.

August 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

Fairpoint buys Colemans-ctts

Fairpoint Group has bought volume personal injury and conveyancing firm Colemans-ctts for £9m, plus a further £7m, linked to performance. The purchase brings Fairpoint’s income from consumer legal services to 62%.

August 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

NAH and seven personal injury law firms launch Ethical Marketing Charter

National Accident Helpline (NAH) and seven personal injury law firms, including Irwin Mitchell, are launching an Ethical Marketing Charter today. NAH will administer the scheme and handle complaints about possible breaches.

July 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Personal injury CMCs enjoy sharp rise in income to £310m as market stabilises

The turnover of personal injury claims management companies (CMCs) bounced back 27% to £310m last year as the market began to “stabilise”, it has emerged. Applications by personal injury CMCs for authorisation from the Ministry of Justice also increased by almost two-thirds.

July 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Osborne: CMCs face fundamental review and fees cap

A “fundamental review” of claims management companies – along with a cap on the fees that they can charge consumers – was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Summer Budget.

July 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment »