- Wednesday, 5 August 2015
The Claims Management Regulator (CMR), based at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has fined a claims management company £220,000 for making nuisance calls about claims for noise-induced hearing loss – the first fine of its kind.
Tags: claims management companies, Ministry of Justice, noise-induced hearing loss
Posted in News, Uncategorized
- Monday, 18 May 2015
The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has called for the extension of fixed recoverable costs to help in the fight against personal injury fraud. It also backed caps on claims management charges.
Tags: Civil Justice Council, claims management companies, fixed costs, insurance fraud, personal injury, QOCS
Posted in Jackson reforms, MoJ claims process, News
- Monday, 11 March 2013
The involvement of a lawyer in whiplash cases means that the final settlement is around three times the figure initially offered to a claimant before they sought legal help, according to research by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Tags: claims management companies, CMCs, whiplash
Posted in News
- Thursday, 8 November 2012
There is a “very high risk of a mis-selling scandal” as a result of the Jackson reforms, a leading claimant lawyer has argued. Former APIL president David Marshall also predicted that under-settlement looks like becoming a fruitful area for professional negligence claims.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, CFA, claims management companies, conditional fee agreements, damages-based agreements, DBA, Jackson report, QOCS, qualified one-way costs-shifting, success fee
Posted in Jackson reforms, News
- Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Motor insurance premiums fell in 2011 despite rising claims costs, new research has found. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries also for the first time revealed that the average size of a small third-party injury motor claim is £8,400.
Tags: claims management companies
Posted in Costs, News
- Sunday, 10 June 2012
MPs last night rejected a bid by former justice secretary Jack Straw to make paying referral fees in personal injury cases a criminal offence. Debated during the report stage of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, they voted 302 to 208 against.
Tags: claims management companies, Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, referral fees
Posted in Uncategorized