MASS Blogs


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

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsMay 2022

Section 57 and Credit Hire

Adam Thorpe, Associate Director and Head of Litigation Team at Winn Solicitors in Byker, shares a good example of the complexities and differing interpretations of the multitude of rules now governing personal injury and road traffic accident work.

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsApril 2022

Northern Ireland – Review

Brian Cole, Partner Personal Injury Department at Diamond Heron in Belfast, looks at the current legal landscape in Northern Ireland.


MASS BlogsDecember 2021

MASS 1991 – 2021

Janet Tilley looks back at the history of our Society as MASS celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary.


MASS BlogsMASS BlogsNovember 2021

Car crashes down but fatality rates up

Craig Butler, an Associate at Wolferstans Solicitors in Plymouth and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the South West, looks at the impact of Covid-19 on road safety.

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsOctober 2021

The hidden truths about menopause

Shelyna Mariscal, Partner, Personal Injury, at Hansells and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for East Anglia explains the reason for her blog …

So why am I writing this? To make more people aware that the menopause is a long-term hormone deficiency with health risks which can be devastating for a woman who has a career.

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsAugust 2021

Changes to the Highway Code

Darren Wilson, tells us about A new ‘hierarchy’ of road users which is being introduced that ranks the most vulnerable to least vulnerable road users. Darren is a Team Leader and Senior Associate at Irwin Mitchell and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Central East.

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsJune 2021

Why is road crime not treated as real crime?

Kate Sweeney tells us “it’s time for change!”. Kate is a Partner and Head of Personal Injury for Stephensons Solicitors LLP and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the Manchester Region.

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsMay 2021

Supporting claimants under the new claims process

Tim Carr, Public Affairs Consultant to MASS, considers the many challenges and issues ahead with the imminent launch of the new OIC portal.


MASS BlogsMASS BlogsApril 2021

Mixed up over mixed injuries?

Our thanks to Adam Thorpe who, ahead of the forthcoming implementation of the ‘Whiplash Reforms’, contemplates on the tricky issue of what to do until a Court of Appeal test case is heard.
Adam is a Solicitor and Manager of the Litigation Team at Winn Solicitors and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the North East.

MASS BlogsMASS BlogsMarch 2021

Cold calling still leaves us all cold

Our thanks to Brian Castle (Partner at Digby Brown Solicitors and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Scotland) who shares his own personal experience of ‘cold calling’ and urges anyone coming across such practices to report their concerns.

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