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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 »

Only 4% of CMC complaints relate to personal injury work, LeO reveals

Only 4% of complaints about claims management companies (CMCs) received by the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) relate to personal injury work, it has emerged, in the first release of figures since Leo began its new role.

June 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Express Solicitors buys 450 personal injury cases in pre-pack deal

Manchester-based Express Solicitors has bought 450 personal injury cases in pre-pack deal with a Cheshire sole practice. A spokesman for Express said Ashfields was now insolvent.

June 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

Linder Myers heading for profit a year after avoiding administration

Manchester-based Linder Myers is heading back into profit little more than a year after escaping administration, its chief executive has said. Tony Stockdale, chairman of consultants Assure Law, helped secure a refinancing deal with RBS in March 2014.

May 29th, 2015 | No Comments »