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First4Lawyers in the media

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Shelley Schubert, B2B marketing manager, September 03, 2018

As we head into September and the memories of a long hot summer fade, we look back at the media profile we have had over the last few months.

It was in July, with the government still in disarray over Brexit, and with seemingly no end in sight, that the Ministry of Justice chose to publish its response to the justice select committee on the small claims limit, announcing that any reforms to whiplash claims would be delayed to April 2020.

While we fully welcomed extensive user testing on what is going be a fundamental change to how whiplash claims are handled, we could not ignore the language of the response which very much suggested the proposed reforms were considered by the government to be a done deal.

As such we issued a comment from managing director, Qamar Anwar, in response, which was covered by Legal Futures and Claims media. We also wrote a blog on the topic which was published by Claims media, and submitted a letter to the Law Society Gazette editor.

Then in late August came the news from the FCA that they propose to charge CMCs fees to cover the costs of FCA regulation and the Financial Ombudsman Service, when responsibility for claims management regulation will pass from the Claims Management Regulator to the FCA on 1 April 2019.

We issued comment from our director of operations, Andy Kay in response, which was covered by POST, New Law Journal, Claims, Insurance Times and the Law Society Gazette.

With the re-opening of parliament at the beginning of September we once again picked up our campaigning for #RepairTheRightBody urging MPs to take action against the Civil Liability Bill, and this was covered by Claims media.

We ask you to continue to look out for the hashtag #RepairTheRightBody across social media and if you haven’t already, visit our campaign pages to find out more about how you can support the campaign.


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