At Express Solicitors we fight for what we believe in, when it comes to issues affecting both our clients and the legal sector.
We often add our voice to campaigns being run by other organisations in order to add weight and provide strength in numbers.
You will find details of the campaigns Express have been involved in below, and we encourage you to also show your support in any way that you can.
The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO)
The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) was established as a not-for-profit membership body in 2019 to represent the interests of consumers as claimants in the civil justice system. Our members include some of the most reputable and trusted organisations in the industry, all of whom are united in providing the highest standards of service in support of those consumers.
Our mission is to engage positively with policymakers, regulators, industry and the media to ensure there is a properly functioning, competitive and sustainable justice system for honest consumers. By doing this we will help ensure there is greater balance in the public policy debate over the future shape of the civil justice system right across the UK.
Recent years have seen an erosion of civil protections, and we anticipate more change in the years ahead. It is essential that we make sure that any further reforms are in the interests above all of the consumer.
Through our subject-specific working groups we provide coherent and expert responses to regulatory challenges, as well as practical answers to the question of how we maintain access to justice, control unnecessary costs, tackle poor behaviour in the wider insurance sector and make sure the most vulnerable in our society get the treatment and, where appropriate, compensation they deserve.
We partner with other organisations, such as bodies representing vulnerable road users, because we believe that together, we make a stronger case for customers.
We also provide our members with valuable market insight and access to the research and intelligence they need to provide their customers with the best-possible service.
The Government will bring in new legislation this year 2020 dealing with the increase in the Small claims court and soft tissue injures sustained in a road traffic accident.
Below is a link to the MIB to help explain the reforms.
1. Managing Partner, James Maxey’s, written letter response to the consultation: ‘Reducing the number and cost of whiplash claims’. https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/blog/james-maxey-comments-on-personal-injury-legislation-changes-5593
2. Managing Partner, James Maxey’s blog ‘Let Them Eat Cake’, addresses the key issues the new personal injury legislation will bring to clients and law firms. https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/blog/let-them-eat-cake-4450
3. Managing Partner, James Maxey’s, written letter to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State Justice – Chris Grayling. The letter raises concerns about the new legislation changes, highlighting the inequality in the new reforms considering that Express Solicitors does not pay referral fees for claims. https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Letter-to-Rt-Hon-Chris-Grayling-MP-10.12.121.pdf
1. APIL Whiplash Report 2012 sheds light on the decreasing number of whiplash claims and how insurance companies are the most likely stakeholder to encourage you to pursue a whiplash compensation claim, following a car accident. https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/blog/association-of-personal-injury-lawyers-takes-fight-to-insurance-industry-3345
2. Managing Partner, James Maxey’s blog titled ‘With 2670 Fraudulent Insurance Claimes Weekly, Why Wont The ABI Share Their Data?’ https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/blog/with-2670-fraudulent-insurance-claims-weekly-why-wont-the-abi-share-their-data-3764
3. Partner, Rachel Flannigan’s blog ‘So, When Will Our Car Insurance Premiums Reduce?’, highlights how unlikely it is that now the legal reforms have been implemented, car insurers will actually reduce our premiums. https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/blog/so-when-will-our-car-insurance-premiums-reduce-5613