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Banning Referral Fees - One Year On: Is the Personal Injury Field Now More Ethical?
Publication date: Oct 31, 2013 12:27:02 PM
Start: Apr 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Location: Denys Holland LT, Bentham House
banning of referral fees was one of the less controversial elements of
the Jackson proposal but it nevertheless split the professions and their
regulators. Some defended them as essential or sensible elements of
business; cheaper and more effective than other forms of marketing.
Insurers were criticized for deriding the claimant personal injury
market whilst generating income streams from referral fees themselves.
The Bar, in particular, compared referral fees to bribes. The
professional regulators varied in the extent to which they welcomed or
tolerated the referral fee ban. Doubts about enforceability have
routinely been expressed.
- John Spencer, Spencers Solicitors, Member of the Civil Justice Council, APIL
- Stephen Mayson, Consultant, leading commentator on the legal profession
- Andrew Hopper QC, leading authority on professional regulation
- Kathryn Mortimer, Managing Director, DAS Law
- Professor Richard Moorhead, Director CELS, UCL Laws
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