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Referral fees – cash in while you can

1 June 2011 // 1 Comment

Understandably the insurance industry reacted negatively to the news, but in the end cold, hard cash did the talking some days later. on 31st May, stock market analyst Collins Stewart was bullish about the prospects of FTSE 100 darling Admiral Insurance precisely because of the LSB's protectionist stance. Referral fees are to continue and Admiral will carry on earning a tidy sum from them; a fact that won't have gone unnoticed by the many pension funds with holdings in the motor insurer. [...]

No win-no fee advertising – a tough one to call

17 August 2010 // 0 Comments

Neil Rose's latest column in the Guardian illustrates the difficulty facing policymakers in curtailing the negative consequences of a system that is unpopular with the public while simultaneously being one of the only ways to fulfill our basic right of access to justice. [...]

Is the rise of LPO now an inevitability?

25 March 2010 // 0 Comments

This is the kind of processing nightmare that corporates have charged their in-house teams to deal with and as the Gazette article suggests, there are firms now that claim to have the infrastructure and wherewithall to manage it profitably at a fraction of the price. [...]