PRN: Crack Down on Rogue Text ads but Leave No Win No Fee Alone - say Lawyers
Crack Down on Rogue Text ads but Leave No Win No Fee Alone - say Lawyers
BIRMINGHAM, England, October 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Personal Injury specialists at DBS law are warning the public that the Government's Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, which gets its third reading today, will seriously reduce their access to justice while doing nothing to cut the hated unsolicited marketing methods of claims companies. The millions of unwanted texts, emails and automated phone calls sent out every day will not be dealt with by the bill and lawyers believe it is likely to make things worse.
DBS Law believes that the government is hiding behind a false perception of a "compensation culture" to force through changes to No Win No Fee legal funding arrangements that will harm the innocent victims of the negligence of big companies.
These marketing methods are already illegal and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Ministry of Justice.
The changes to No Win No Fee arrangements planned by the government are expected to cut the number of legitimate claims for compensation by 25%.
DBS Law Managing Director Rob Bhol urges the government to get even tougher with rouge marketing but leave the No Win No Fee arrangements unaltered. "It's clear that the marketing we are all deluged with from claims companies is annoying and it gives a false impression that claimants are on the take.
"The changes will benefit the insurance industry and big organisations but they'll hurt ordinary people who've been hurt. Ironically the sharp marketing practices are likely to increase after the bill becomes law as competition for work intensifies. The Government needs to get even tougher on rouge marketing but leave No Win No Fee alone."
Note to editors: DBS Law are personal injury specialists. Case studies of successful claims that may not have been taken under the proposed changes are available on request.
You can hear Rob Bhol discussing the proposed changes to No Win No Fee arrangements and rogue marketing on Radio Leeds at http://dbslaw.co.uk/index.php/about_us-1/dbs_law_access_to_justice_campaign/radio_coverage_for_access_to_justice_campaign