- Tuesday, 12 January 2016
A claims management company which made 40m nuisance calls in only three months has had its license revoked by the Claims Management Regulator. Kevin Rousell, head of the CMR, said the firm “demonstrated the worst excesses” of the industry.
Tags: claims management companies, claims management regulator, Ministry of Justice, personal injury
Posted in Latest news
- Wednesday, 9 July 2014
The Claims Management Regulator has warned over 65 claims management companies about their compliance with the referral fee ban in the first three months of this year, it has emerged.
Tags: claims management companies, claims management regulator, mystery shopping, referral fees
Posted in Latest news, Regulation
- Friday, 13 September 2013
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has rejected potential alternative business structures on the basis that the aim was really to continue illegal referral fee arrangements, it emerged this week.
Tags: claims management companies, claims management regulator, personal injury, referral fee ban, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Solicitors
- Friday, 6 September 2013
Primary legislation will be required to bring complaints against claims management companies within the remit of the Legal Ombudsman, the government has admitted for the first time.
Tags: claims management companies, claims management regulator, Legal Ombudsman, LeO
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman
- Friday, 26 July 2013
The Legal Services Board fears a successful legal challenge should it accept the compromise aimed at resolving the impasse over moving the handling of complaints about claims management companies to the Legal Ombudsman, Legal Futures has learned.
Tags: claims management companies, claims management regulator, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board, LeO
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Board
- Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Personal injury solicitors have urged the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to rethink its “unacceptable” refusal to ban inducements to claim. It comes as actuaries have warned that “claims farming is on the increase”.
Tags: claims management regulator, personal injury, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, Marketing & PR, Solicitors
- Wednesday, 9 January 2013
The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Claims Management Regulator have dismissed a Law Society suggestion that they will not be ready to implement the referral fee ban on 1 April. The society said there was a possibility the pair “may have some difficulty” in doing so.
Tags: claims management companies, claims management regulator, Law Society, referral fees, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
As we look towards the end of 2021 and at how the Bar has adapted to the harsh realities of the pandemic, the question beckons as to what the future holds.
The global coronavirus pandemic, and the rise in people working from home, has unfortunately provoked a growth in cyber-crime. The UK government estimates that the cost of cyber-crime is £27bn per annum.
When does an after-the-event insurance policy provide adequate security for a defendant’s costs? The short answer is that it very much depends on the wording of the particular policy.