Clearwater Solicitors: Enduring The Turbulence In The Personal Injury Law Sector
6th February 2014
Changes to personal injury law have led to unexpected problems in the legal services sector. Regulations such as the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, the Jackson Review of Civil Litigation Costs, the ban on referral fees and the changes to no win no fee claims law, have made it difficult for some personal injury solicitors to bring on new cases, source new clients or afford to handle claimants.
On January 29th, the Law Society Gazette reported that two more companies have sold off their clinical negligence compensation claims and personal injury claims caseloads. Pictons Solicitors and Gordons Solicitors offloaded their workbooks and opted out of personal injury law work.
Recent UK law reviews into personal injury claims have seen a lot of other companies sell of their personal injury case files or practices. Since the Jackson reforms came into effect last April, Challinors, John Pickering & Partners, MPH Solicitors and Barnetts Solicitors have offloaded or sold their case files or practices so they could refocus their resources.
The rapid sell-off of personal injury claims has not ended, and it is very likely that many more law firms will sell off their case files over 2014. This process could actually speed up, with the government’s continued clamp-down on compensation claims continuing through changes to whiplash injury claim processes and the creation of the Claims Portal, which is designed for low-value injury claims.
Impacting the ability for personal injury solicitors to operate freely, find customers easily and pursue claims simply will not only lead to problems for the legal services sector, but will also cause issues for people who have been injured in accidents they were not to blame for.
Claim compensation with Clearwater Solicitors
If your solicitors have sold off your personal injury case file, or if you have any other problems with the quality of the service you are receiving from your solicitors, then speak with Clearwater Solicitors today. We can advise you about how to transfer your case and how to ensure your compensation claim does not become weaker as you transfer solicitors.
While the law firms that are selling off their caseloads or are closing down may not have been prepared for the assault on compensation claims the government has initiated, we at Clearwater Solicitors are well-prepared for whatever the future may bring. The main focus of our legal practice is personal injury claims, and as this represents the bulk of our work, we have put a huge amount of effort into ensuring we can endure any future legislative changes that may rattle our competitors.
For clear and professional legal advice, or to discuss making a no win no fee compensation claim, get in contact with us today. Dial our freephone number on 08000 430 430 to speak with a legal advisor, or fill in our online enquiry form with details of your case and we will get back in touch with you as soon as we can.