Opinion – Page 7

  • Opinion

    PI firms not playing by the rules

    15 July 2013

    In the new personal injury claims environment we all have to play by the new rules. The trouble is that there are many firms which are not. I have seen adverts on the internet offering, without qualification, ‘100% compensation’, but when the firm in question is called the offer ...

  • Opinion

    Stop this PI lawyer-bashing

    15 July 2013

    I read with sadness the letter from Rob Barley . I work for a small practice which mainly deals with personal injury claims. I have in the past month received at least five calls to my firm’s telephone number asking me if I am sure I have not been ...

  • Opinion

    Standing up to the insurance industry

    15 July 2013

    The Law Society deserves to be praised for at long last standing up to the insurance industry. There are critics who (justifiably) will say all of this is too little too late, but the campaign is something which is very close to my heart. We launched Review ...

  • Opinion

    Axa calls for three-day limit on whiplash claims

    2013-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Whiplash claims should be made within three days of the alleged accident and include evidence of physical injury if they are to succeed, insurance giant Axa said today. The recommendations are part of a wishlist for the government to adopt on whiplash, copying models already in place in France ...

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    Opinion

    Defendant firms are turkeys protecting Christmas

    2013-07-15T00:00:00Z

    This may surprise you, but not all my correspondence is adoring fanmail. Indeed, on some occasions people tell me rather forcefully that I’m wrong, and often in the kind of language that gives our email filter system nightmares. The majority of angry responses come from defendant firms who take ...

  • Opinion

    Probate pitfalls

    08 July 2013

    The Law Society’s advertising campaign on behalf of personal injury practitioners is to be applauded. But private client practitioners have long had their own battle with corporate providers of probate services, which include most high street banks. The public is frequently misled and overcharged because they do not ...