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 Insurers already flouting ban on pre-med offers, says claimant chief


Insurers already flouting ban on pre-med offers, says claimant chief

Solicitors’ group also concerned about ‘significantly lower’ number of injured people making claims.

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 Irwin Mitchell sells low-value PI business as 80 staff switch firm


Irwin Mitchell sells low-value PI business as 80 staff switch firm

Minster Law buys book of 20,000 cases as it targets dominance of the PI market.

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 Court allows credit hire charges to be set out in solicitor’s email


Court allows credit hire charges to be set out in solicitor’s email

Judge dismisses appeal from insurer who said evidence was inadmissable.

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 Claims firm’s shares slide as profits fall


Claims firm’s shares slide as profits fall

NAHL posts a pre-tax profit but the short-term outlook is gloomy.

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 Clinical negligence reforms imminent as Hunt lambasts ‘obscene’ costs


Clinical negligence reforms imminent as Hunt lambasts ‘obscene’ costs

The government restates its pledge to consult on an overhaul of the system.

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‘Check your clients’ - Insurer’s plea to PI lawyers after fraudster jailed


‘Check your clients’ - Insurer’s plea to PI lawyers after fraudster jailed

Londoner had taken legitimate claims and arranged for fraudulent claimants to be added as passengers.

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 Court rules claimant was exaggerating but not fundamentally dishonest


Court rules claimant was exaggerating but not fundamentally dishonest

Judge rejects that exaggeration was ‘conscious’ and upholds damages and costs award.

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Court rejects Slater and Gordon bid to end costs recovery cases


Court rejects Slater and Gordon bid to end costs recovery cases

Judge also orders standard disclosure in major victory for lawyers trying to claw back costs.

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 Public wants outright cold call ban after most tormented by CMCs


Public wants outright cold call ban after most tormented by CMCs

Three years after legislation, survey finds continued anger over calls about personal injury claims.

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