Personal injury inquiries are still little over half of expected volumes, according to listed legal business NAHL, which has seen revenues drop by 21% in the first six months of the year.
NAHL plc has seen a modest recovery since lockdown restrictions eased but personal injury and conveyancing work is still at 50% of pre-Covid levels.
Yorkshire law firm Heptonstalls has joined forces with Call Brian, an automated personal injury claims system, to offer other firms a way to continue making money after the whiplash reforms come into effect.
The Ministry of Justice continues to stall on when it will progress the next wave of personal injury reform, while defending the controversial decision to drop ADR from the new whiplash portal.
The outlook for creditors of failed personal injury firm Roberts Jackson is bleak, with nearly £40m that it owes, more than half to its private equity backer, unlikely to be repaid.
The whiplash reforms have been delayed until April 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, the Lord Chancellor announced today. This is the third time implementation has been postponed.
NAHL – the listed company that owns National Accident Helpline – announced yesterday that it has furloughed a third of its staff amid a fall in personal injury enquiries.
Staff numbers at personal injury law firm Bond Turner grew by 65% last year but the listed company that owns it has put the firm’s expansion to Leeds on hold during the coronavirus crisis.
The pressure to perform drives incredible careers and much success but does come with a cost at times. A global pandemic has added even more complexities into our personal and professional lives.
The chambers of the 17,000 or so practising barristers in England and Wales face, arguably, their greatest time of challenge and controversy since advocates first took up arms in the early 13th century.