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CMCs face massive new fines for rule breaks

Claims Management Companies (CMCs) face fines of up to 20% of their turnover according to new plans revealed by the…

Senior Ministry of Justice official hints at personal injury inducements ban

The Head of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has hinted that the government may…

CMCs face hefty fines under new Ministry of Justice proposals

If proposals by the government are pushed through, rogue claims management companies (CMCs) will face fines of up to 20%…

MoJ sets plan to give Legal Ombudsman complaints responsibility over CMCs

The government has finally set out plans to hand over the responsibility of handling complaints regarding claims management companies (CMCs)…

Insurers to target deafness claims next

It has emerged in an article for Post Magazine that insurers are planning to target claims for industrial deafness, as…

Ban on CMC enticements sees thousands leave personal injury industry

The changes to the law that banned claims management companies (CMCs) from offering cash or gift enticements as well as…

New rules on CMC services to give customers better protection

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has unveiled new rules that are designed to offer customers who use the services of…

SRA urged to rethink decision not to ban inducements by personal injury lawyers

The decision by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) not to follow the Claims Management Regulator Unit (CMRU) and ban inducements…

Insurers bid to increase small claims limit

Just over a month ago, the 25th April to be exact, the government released figures as forced by the Freedom…

Government set to miss target for CMC complaints handling switch

It has been revealed that the government are almost certain to miss its target in relation to the switch-over for…

SRA decide not to ban PI firms from offering inducements to clients

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced that they will not be banning personal injury (PI) firms across the UK…

Law Society pull no punches with ‘Don’t Get Mugged’ campaign

The Law Society unveiled a hard hitting and somewhat controversial advertising campaign using the headline “Don’t get mugged by an…

‘Ban CMCs’, Law Society chief tells whiplash debate

The Chief Executive of The Law Society has called for the outlawing of claims management companies (CMCs) at the latest round…

Referral fee ban failing to reduce road traffic accident claims

When the government proposed and implemented the referral fee ban the main justification was that they believed it would reduce…

New APIL president rouses personal injury lawyers with first speech

Yesterday saw the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) conference take place at Celtic Manor near Newport and the first…

ICO plan clampdown on companies who cold call and send spam texts

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has said that it is ready to prosecute up to a dozen more companies who…

Straw calls for government proposals to increase small claims limit to apply for all personal injury claims

Jack Straw has stoked the coals in the favour of insurers in the debate over the present government’s proposals to…

Could insurers be planning to exploit Facebook to tailor their premiums?

As we move further into the technological age it is safe to say that the vast majority of people in…

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