MASS Blogs


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

March 2023

What You Should Do After a Hit and Run Accident in a Car Park

Ross Jackson of Winn Solicitors gives useful advice on what to do if this happens to you.

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Rear end shunts – who is at fault?

Darrell Kaye, a Partner at Digby Brown, explains that blame – or liability – for rear-end collisions depends entirely on the unique circumstances of each incident and gives very practical advice on what to do if you are ‘rear-ended’.

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Serious personal injury law: it’s what we do

Paul Fretwell is Partner & Head of Personal Injury at George Ide LLP. He undertakes difficult, complex and high-value claims and is a specialist in brain, spine, amputee and catastrophic injury cases and is highly motivated to help victims of accidents obtain justice.

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Avoiding the set off trap – Ho v Adelekun (2021) UK SC 43

Our thanks to Jason Claridge, Director and Joint Head of the Personal Injury and the Clinical Negligence Team at Ward & Rider Solicitors, who looks at this useful case for those who have unfortunate claimants facing the possibility of accepting an offer out of time.

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E-Scooters – the way forward?

Darren Wilson, Team Leader & Senior Associate at Irwin Mitchell, looks at the E-scooter revolution and concludes that legislation is well behind the curve.

August 2022

What to do when there’s no witness to your accident

Our thanks to Paschal J O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors for this blog containing useful information for the accident victim.

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Mixed and Non-tariff Injuries – Case Law

Chris Skyner, Legal Advisor – Claimant at Carpenters Group, and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Merseyside and the Wirral, updates us on recent decisions from the County Court at Birkenhead.


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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.

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Northern Ireland – Review

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


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MASS 1991 – 2021

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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