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The Future of Referral Fees Under Consideration

Friday, 29 July 2011

An outright ban on referral fees is being discussed by government as David Cameron is reported as being sympathetic to harassed consumers.

An evolving compensation culture has meant that customer details have been sold by insurance companies or even by the Police to personal injury firms without the permission of the customer themselves. As well as being an intrusive practice, it has also caused the cost of car insurance to rise sharply despite the number of accidents having fallen in recent years for example.

Of course, it is necessary to have a system whereby genuine claims can be pursued by accident victims, even where they cannot afford to finance the process themselves. The changes to the legal aid system and the present debate on referral fees require the government to consider how best to protect the vulnerable victims of accidents for which they were not at fault, whilst also allowing those practicing in the personal injury industry to be properly remunerated for their expertise.

Rollingsons Personal Injury Solicitors are committed to dealing with genuine personal injury claims efficiently, respectfully and professionally. If you would like further guidance on this matter or your own case please contact Rollingsons Personal Injury Department on 020 7611 4848.