Manchester, United Kingdom (5 July, 2011) – Express Solicitors, a leading UK firm of fully accredited personal injury solicitors, has announced its support for two current campaigns led by the Access to Justice Action Group and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers respectively.
Express Solicitors has recently announced that it is giving its full backing to both of the current legal funding campaigns being led by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Access to Justice Action Group (AJAG) respectively. These campaigns were both formed in an attempt to contest new Government proposed reforms to civil litigation funding, which Express Solicitors believes will result in denying access to justice for thousands of people in the UK every year seeking compensation for an injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
Express Solicitors is backing AJAG and APIL’s belief that these proposed legal funding changes would result in reduced access to justice or inadequate compensation for injured parties and small businesses across England and Wales, if they are to go ahead. Express believes that if these changes are implemented within the civil litigation system, the elevated costs associated with making some claims will result in individuals or small businesses being unable to afford to bring their case at all. The proposed reforms could also significantly reduce awarded compensations in successful claims, with some legal costs having to be paid by the innocent claimant and not the guilty party.
“No win no fee claims can currently provide a voice to people in any walk of life who have been subject to an accident or injury which wasn’t their fault, by helping to compensate them for loss of earnings, injuries or stresses associated with the experience. We believe that the proposed changes to civil litigation funding threaten the access to this kind of justice for many, as a much larger percentage of people will no longer be able to afford to mount a compensation claim at all.” Commented a spokesperson for Express Solicitors. “We believe that the proposed reforms are not the best way to move the civil litigation industry forward because we feel that it will result in justice discrimination against those who won’t be able to afford to seek compensation because of these changes. Therefore, we are committed to backing both campaigns by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Access to Justice Action Group to see only those reforms which protect and promote justice for all.”
For more information on Express Solicitors and its no win no fee claims, visit the Express website at www.expresssolicitors.com or telephone 0800 294 6250.
About Express Solicitors:
Express Solicitors is a national firm of fully accredited solicitors, which pursues no win no fee personal injury and accident compensation claims for people throughout England and Wales. Express Solicitors comprises 70 employees including three partners and 20 fee earners. From their headquarters in Manchester, Express offers free, over-the-phone legal assessments and can also arrange for someone to visit accident compensation claimants at home or in hospital. Express Solicitors prides itself on offering a personal service and can guarantee that whenever a client calls, they will be able to speak with a qualified personal injury claims specialist who is quickly able to bring their case notes up on the screen in front of them.
Tel: 0800 294 6250