MASS Blogs


Please note MASS Blogs represent the personal views of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official view of MASS

September 2017MASS Blogs

Dictionary Corner Word of the Day – Nugatory

The debate on Access to Justice, and more importantly its erosion in recent years, has never been more relevant. Kieran Magee, Partner and Head of Compliance for True Solicitors LLP in Leeds and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Yorkshire takes stock of the recent erosions.

August 2017MASS Blogs

Part 36, Fixed Costs Reforms and Indemnity Costs

Adam Thorpe, MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the North East and a Solicitor and Manager of the Litigation Team at Winn Solicitors in Byker, keeps us updated on Part 36, Fixed Costs Reforms and Indemnity Costs.

MASS BlogsJuly 2017

QOCS for Scots

Brian Castle, MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Scotland and a Partner at Digby Brown, questions whether QOCS for Scots is a good thing for victims of road traffic accidents in Scotland

June 2017MASS Blogs

Diversity – the spice of life?

Our thanks to Paul Nicholls, Senior Partner at Nicholls Brimble Solicitors and MASS Vice Chair who shares his experience of diversifying and tells us it can be an invaluable way to keep your existing clients

May 2017MASS Blogs

The Law Commission – why aren’t we using it?

Our thanks this month go to Fiona Scurlock (PI Solicitor at Gray Hooper Holt LLP and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the South East)

MASS BlogsApril 2017

The ever-changing world of prosthetics

Our thanks to Rachel Green who gives us food for thought when considering claims involving prosthetics. Rachel is Principal Associate (Deputy Group Leader) at Lyons Davidson, Bristol and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the South West

March 2017MASS Blogs

Changes to the Discount Rate

Our thanks to Claire Watson, Partner, Personal injury litigation at George Ide LLP explains why the Lord Chancellor’s attention to detail brings welcome relief

MASS BlogsFebruary 2017

Look – no hands!

Our thanks to Shelyna Mariscal, MASS Regional Co-ordinator for East Anglia and Partner, Personal Injury, at Hansells in Norwich who contemplates the ‘whole new world’ of driverless cars.

January 2017MASS Blogs

Off to the Court of Appeal we go … again …

Credit hire
Our thanks this month to Davinya Scott, Solicitor and Litigation Supervisor at True Solicitors LLP in Birmingham and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for ‘Central West’ who is waiting with bated breath … could the definitive formula for calculating Basic Hire Rate finally be within our grasp after all these years of uncertainty? Will we be left with Judges “guestimating” the amount recoverable? Or will we be on the receiving end of a judgment foul and fetid?

See also

MASS Blogged 2016

MASS Blogged 2015

MASS Blogged 2014

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