Please note MASS Blogs represent the personal views of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official view of MASS.
A lot of people get confused over whether they have a courtesy vehicle or a hire vehicle and we thank Craig Budsworth for explaining the difference and what the ‘consumer’ needs to be aware of. Craig is a recognised ‘Credit Hire’ expert and regular MASS Trainer. He is also a previous MASS Chair.
Our thanks to Craig Butler, Associate at Wolferstans Solicitors in Plymouth, for this blog which provides a useful source of information to anyone who has been unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident. Craig is also MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the South West.
This month’s blog, kindly provided by Adam Thorpe, looks at how the system has worked to date the considers the challenges going forwards. Adam is a Solicitor and Manager of the Litigation Team at Winn Solicitors in Byker. He is also MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the North East.
Our thanks to Sue Vanden, Partner and Road Traffic Accident Technical Manager at Simpson Millar, who highlights the dangers of e-scooters and the law relating to riding them.
Ollie Thorn is Corporate Partnership Manager for Back Up (MASS ‘chosen charity’). Ollie outlines how the charity provides crucial mentoring support to the families of people who have sustained a spinal injury, helping them to move forwards and adjust to a new way of life.
Paul Drabble, a Partner and Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents) for True Solicitors LLP in Leeds and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Yorkshire, tells us that Motor insurers are in the slow lane when it comes to passing on savings from Covid-19.
Chris Skyner, an Advocate at Carpenters and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Merseyside and the Wirral, has noticed the Court Fees Office intention for a consent order to vacate a hearing should be filed with a fee of £100.00, and asks ‘is this correct?’
Kate Sweeney, Partner and Head of Personal Injury for Stephensons Solicitors LLP and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for the Manchester Region tells us why communication is key (and why she’s not washed her hair!).
MASS Training Co-ordinator, Elena Papantoni tells us about the advantages of webinars during these challenging times.
Tim Meakin from 7BR Chambers (who was our very first Associate!) shares why he values his association with MASS.
Brian Castle, Partner, Digby Brown and MASS Regional Co-ordinator for Scotland takes us through the aspects that help to explain the difference in rates.
Our thanks to Winn Solicitors for providing “The 5 New Laws Motorists Need to Know About in 2020” which also appears on their website.