With the upcoming changes to the personal injury claims process and the ban on referral fees set to be implemented with immediate effect on the 1st of April, a lot of law firms within the personal injury sector have been forced to accept defeat and are either exiting the personal injury sector to pursue other areas of law, making redundancies to cope with the reforms or in the worst case scenario closing their doors for good.
But for Scott Rees & Co, this is just a minor bump in the road as the firm is looking stronger than ever moving into the new era and are actually increasing their workforce.
For 20 years now Scott Rees has been an innovator in the personal injury sector and have always rolled with the punches when changes such as the ones being brought in next week come about, and they always come up swinging on the other side. And this year will be no different.
Over the past month Scott Rees has welcomed 9 new members of staff (4 of which are pictured above) to join their RTA Stage 1 team and April will also herald the arrival of at least a further 10 new people including 7 trainee paralegals.
Managing Partner of the firm, Royston Smith described the changes as a road block but is convinced that Scott Rees has found the right alternative route. He said: “For 20 years now we have been representing accident victims and have enhanced our reputation as one of the more stable legal firms around. There is no doubt the Jackson Reforms have asked a lot of questions and led to uncertain times for the industry as a whole but these are also exciting times and we are delighted to be able to show our strength with the introduction to so many new faces to the company.”
He went on to add that Scott Rees are looking forward to the challenges the next few months hold and reassured accident victims that their doors will remain open for the foreseeable future in the event that they need help with their claim for compensation.