How to join MASS – Associate Membership

Do you qualify for Associate Membership?How to join MASS - Associate Membership

Associate Membership is only open to individuals who provide professional
services to the Personal Injury legal industry.

This opportunity is aimed at independent barristers, mediators and costs draftsmen. We may open up the opportunity to other industry individuals who are able to demonstrate relevant expertise in the future.*

It is not open to an organisation to join as an Associate Member.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate that:

  • they have an association with a personal injury ‘practice’, i.e. accept or undertake motor personal injury work within their own discipline
  • as an individual in their area of expertise, they deal with a minimum of 10 motor personal injury claim instructions per year and have an appropriate degree of expertise in handling/overseeing/processing such claims.

Applicants must agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Associate Members and MASS Articles of Association, in particular, the Society’s stated objectives.

*This is in addition to the discretion provided to the Management Committee by paragraphs 18.4 and 19.6 of our Articles of Association.

What you need to do

Once you are happy that you meet the criteria, you should complete our short application form and email it to the MASS Office. You will need to include a statement explaining why you believe you meet the Associate Membership criteria and contact details of a MASS member who will support your application.

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What happens next

We will contact you to complete the process, which will include a short telephone interview with the relevant MASS Regional Co-ordinator.

How much will it cost?

Cost of Associate Membership is £250 a year. There is no initial joining fee and membership is on a rolling basis – i.e. 12 months from joining.

Any questions?

Please contact MASS Membership Co-ordinator, Jenny Braunton – you can email or ring her on 0117 925 9613.

Our Mission Statement

MASS promotes the highest standards of legal services through education and representation in the pursuit of justice for victims of road traffic accidents.