Why Hire a Solicitor Instead of a Claims Company?

There is growing concern amongst the public after many reports of people being mistreated or poorly treated by claims management companies. Some people feel that they have not received the compensation they deserve and others have been alarmed to find that they have taken out loans to cover insurance costs without realising it. Whilst the government has implemented steps to regulate claims management companies in the form of a new Compensation Bill, there is still some way to go.

One of the reasons for instructing us as your solicitor from the outset is that we are regulated. All activities are regulated by the Law Society who set down stringent codes of conduct which we must abide by. It is therefore a good idea to consult us rather than a claims management company, who can advise you for free as to whether a claim has any merit and whether it is worth pursuing. We have a duty to act in the best interests of all our clients and potential clients and will advise you as to the best way to go about resolving legal issues.

More importantly than this, the fact remains that a claims management company is ultimately unable to litigate a claim. Whilst they rake in the claims and initial enquiries, all claims are eventually passed to solicitors. So why bother with the claims management companies in the first place?

We set out below how to instruct a solicitor and important points to bear in mind while doing so. There is little point having to pay a claims management company for passing on your details to a solicitor but it is worth ensuring that you instruct the best solicitor for you.