Concern Over Solicitors Buying Cases

Some solicitors are buying cases from insurers. That is the finding of a report published in the Mail on Sunday (7 January), who claim that insurers are holding auctions with solicitors bidding to buy cases. They found that some solicitors were paying insurers up to £10,000 to have a client and their case referred to them, leading to fears that cases are being referred to the highest bidder and not necessarily the most suited solicitor.

At Gadsby Wicks we do not accept referrals from insurers, nor do we undertake work paid for by legal expenses insurers. We feel that to do so would compromise our independence and prevent us from conducting cases in the way most beneficial to our clients. Click here for further information on Legal Expenses Insurance.

Our view is that a referral from somebody who has a financial interest in referring business to a particular solicitor must be viewed with caution. Most people would not choose a surgeon based on a recommendation for which that surgeon had paid, so why choose a solicitor on that basis? We recommend that anybody choosing a solicitor exercise great care. Click here for guidance on Choosing The Right Solicitor.

Posted 3rd January 2007 | Posted in News,Uncategorised