Ross-on-Wye
Tel. 01989 562903
 
Swan House, Edde Cross Street, HR97BZ
 
DX: 22484 Ross On Wye
Fax: 01989 566041
 
 
 

'No Win, No Fee'

How many times have you seen these words used on television, radio or the Internet recently?

Although many are legitimate businesses, there are an increasing number of illegal 'claims farmers' or 'claims consultants' who will find clever ways of getting their hands on your compensation if you are injured in an accident.

You may feel that you might be in safer hands going straight to a local Firm of Solicitors who know what they are doing and, being regulated by their professional body, the Law Society and by the Solicitors' Regulatory Authority, have clear duties to you, the client. These include the duties to be honest and transparent in their dealings with you and others, and to account for money held on your behalf.

Even the 'claims consultants' who operate within the law have no professional duties to their customers, although they are subject to some legal restrictions. They cannot give reliable advice on legal matters, neither can they go to a barrister on your behalf for advice on complex points of law which arise in your case. They cannot represent you in court, and they are expressly forbidden from starting court proceedings.

Only a Firm of Solicitors is allowed to do these things.

This often means that claims consultants will urge you to settle your claim without starting proceedings for the simple reason that they know they will have to find you a Solicitor if the case does not settle.

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer injuries due to an accident at work or on the road you may - or may not - be entitled to monetary compensation: only a Firm of Solicitors with the requisite experience can properly advise you on the matter. Anyone else is really just guessing.

If your injuries are incapacitating we are able to visit you in your home. Your case will receive personal attention from Stephanie Pearce or Nicolas Morrow Brown from start to finish and will not be farmed out to others.

We hope that we will be able to help you to get fair compensation for your injuries and out of pocket losses. If you think we might be able to help, please contact us on 01989 562903 or email info.thorpe@btconnect.com.

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