• 26/10/2017

Access to Justice (A2J), which is leading the claimant sector’s campaign to oppose the government’s proposals for personal injury reform, is holding a conference on Friday, 10 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport.

Registration is at 1.30pm and the conference will close at 3.45pm.

Law Commissioner and chair of the Insurance Fraud Taskforce David Hertzell is the special guest speaker.

Andrew Twambley, spokesperson forA2J, has extended an invitation to personal injury law firms wishing to get involved in the campaign, or wishing to find out more about the issues, to attend the conference.

“We are literally fighting for the future of our industry and the opportunity for injured people to have their historic rights of legal representation in Court upheld.”

The Lord Chancellor, David Lidington MP, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee today and confirmed his intention to introduce a Civil Liability Bill when Parliamentary time allows.

Although Mr Lidington underscored support for measures that raise the small claims limit to £5000, Andrew said: “I firmly believe that the reforms are far from being a ‘done deal.’ MPs from all sides are concerned that these reforms will deny access to justice for 600,000 injured people a year, and the only beneficiaries will be insurance companies.”

Andrew added: “We need support and assistance from law firms and other claims business impacted by these reforms to lobby MPs and make sure they hear and understand our arguments.”

At the conference we will report back on the issues at stake and answer questions. We are delighted to announce that, as well as David Hertzell, we will hear from Crispin Passmore, director of policy at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

All claimant firms wanting to know more about this critical issue should attend. Please click onto