The government has gone ahead with its promise to ban personal injury lawyers from offering inducements, such as cash or iPads, to potential claimants by inserting a new clause into the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
The “top three winners” from personal injury market consolidation will be Slater & Gordon, Irwin Mitchell and Minster Law, a leading defendant insurer has predicted.
MPs have called on the government to put pressure on the Solicitors Regulation Authority to stop personal injury lawyers “playing the system” by commissioning unnecessary medical reports on psychological injuries.
Flight compensation specialist Bott & Co is lining up a “series of similar niches” in the consumer world to capitalise on its successes with aviation, with a focus on IT, processes and client care.
InjuryLawyers4u, the leading law firm marketing consortium, is paying Google £8m a year, it has emerged. Andrew Twambley, director of InjuryLawyers4U and managing partner of Amelans, said the consortium was spending £3m four years ago.
Quindell plc is on track to nearly double the number of staff working in its legal division to 1,500 this year as part of a plan that is seeing the alternative business structure target noise-induced deafness claims as a major growth area, it revealed this week.
There is no evidence to justify the government’s plan to ban personal injury solicitors from offering up-front inducements to potential claimants, the Law Society has argued.
ABSs account for a third of all turnover in the personal injury market, the first accurate overview of the progress of alternative business structures has revealed.
The government announced over the weekend that it is to ban lawyers from “encouraging people to make claims” by offering them upfront incentives like cash or iPads. It forms part of a new wave of reform in personal injury targeted at insurance fraud.
A well-known personal injury firm has been ordered to stop running a TV advert which directed clients to its NHSLaw.co.uk website, on the grounds that the public might confuse it with the National Health Service.