Bid to make referral fees a crime fizzles out

News Article - 21/03/2012 : referral fees, reform, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance

The prospect of paying referral fees in personal injury becoming a criminal offence seemingly disappeared last night after the Labour Party failed to move an amendment to that effect during the report stage of the Legal Aid, Sentencing...

Labour turns attention to making referral fees a criminal offence and halving portal fees in LASPO battle

News Article - 12/03/2012 : Jackson, referral fees, reform, Finance, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Making the ban on paying referral fees for personal injury work a criminal offence is among a range of changes to part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill that will be put to the House of Lords this week, after...

Cameron insurance summit: full steam ahead on Jackson and cutting PI fees

News Article - 15/02/2012 : fees, Jackson, referral fees, reform, Finance, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The outcome of yesterday’s high-profile Downing Street insurance summit appears to have put paid to any hopes among claimant lawyers that there is a compromise to be reached over the Jackson reforms.

Insurers at the summit –...

Government to consider tightening up referral fee ban and regulating third-party funding

News Article - 02/02/2012 : referral fees, reform, Finance, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The government is to consider tightening up the ban on referral fees in personal injury and also introducing statutory regulation of third-party litigation funding, it confirmed yesterday.

While rejecting calls to exempt charities...

SRA calls on government to provide more clarity over referral fee ban

News Article - 01/02/2012 : referral fees, reform, SRA, Finance, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The government needs to provide further clarity and guidance on how the ban on referral fees will operate in practice, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned.

The call came following a roundtable event in London...