The Derbyshire Times: Lawyer backs changes to personal injury process' cases
October 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM
John Spencer speaks to The Derbyshire Times on welcoming Government plans to ban referral fees.
A TOP north Derbyshire lawyer has welcomed Government plans to ban insurance and claims-management companies from selling personal injury victims' cases to solicitors.
John Spencer, Chesterfield law firm, has been campaigning for years to bring in a ban on controversial referral fee payments for personal injury claims which he believes have been undermining civil justice reform.
He feels referral fees damage the system by creating questionable commercial incentives which create costs elsewhere and push up insurance premiums for others.
Read the full article Lawyer backs changes to personal injury process on The Derbyshire Times website.