25th November 2015
The genuinely injured deserve justice
Responding to the announcement today in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement that the Government will embark on new motor accident claims reforms, statement by Sue Brown, Chair of MASS.
19th November 2015
Unsolicited texts and calls should be banned across the PI sector
Responding to the Review of Claims Management Regulation, which closed on 13 November 2015, the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) has called for an extension of the ban on unsolicited texts and cold calls to everyone in the industry, both on the claimant and defendant side.
9th October 2015
MASS chair takes swipe at insurers over pre-med offers for whiplash
The perception of whiplash as “easy money” is the fault of certain insurers making pre-medical offers, according to the chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, who has questioned the extent to which claims management companies are fuelling fraud. Speaking at the MASS conference in Manchester yesterday (8 October), Sue Brown offered a staunch defence of genuine whiplash claimants and the lawyers that represent them.
8th October 2015
Claims chief urges SRA action on cold call beneficiaries
The head of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society has urged regulators to punish lawyers found to be getting work from companies cold calling clients. Chair Sue Brown, addressing the MASS conference today, called for an extension of the ban on unsolicited texts and calls by all in the personal injury sector.
8th October 2015
MASS chair urges SRA to act against solicitors who take ‘cold-call cases’
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) must take action against law firms which are taking on claims generated by cold calls, the chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society said today. Susan Brown also urged medical reporting organisations (MROs) and others to stop trying to “beat the system” in how they are using the MedCo.
27th April 2015
askCUE – joint press statement – MASS and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Law Society
In an attempt to prevent fraudulent claims entering the compensation process, representatives from claimant solicitor organisations and the insurance industry have collaborated to establish the askCUE PI (personal injury) service. The service will be mandatory to use from 1 June 2015. Solicitors are being encouraged to prepare their businesses now and to ensure that they register to use the service from 5 May 2015.