Claims management: Get your ducks in a row
In the past 10 years there has been a revolution in the way in which litigation, particularly personal injury litigation, is conducted. Only 10 years ago the Access to Justice Act allowed solicitors to act on a 'no win, no fee' basis. Solicitors were then allowed to advertise for business. Finally there was a change in the Solicitors' Referral Code, allowing solicitors to pay referral fees.
Changes to the Solicitor’s Referral Code have seen many new claims management companies crop up, but solicitors should be wary of unregulated companies if they want to avoid disciplinary action
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