The ban on referral fees introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) has dealt a savage blow to personal injury firms up and down the country. At the same time, it has brought a great deal of confusion and concern. We work with personal injury firms on how to deal with the compliance challenges imposed by the introduction of LASPO and assist with the structuring of commercial business relationships with third parties to prevent the firm falling foul of the provisions of LASPO. Our team of former SRA compliance experts are ideally placed to guide you on practical ways of ensuring regulatory requirements in relation to referral fees are met.
Jenny Eden was instrumental in the SRA’s implementation of the ban on referral fees in personal injury cases and has drafted guidance and other supporting material for the SRA’s website. She was responsible for training key SRA staff on the effect of the ban and also provided external training on the subject.
Richard Robinson has given advice on referral arrangements to the SRA’s Standards Committee and has developed and led an SRA-themed visit initiative on referral arrangements. He has a thorough understanding of the compliance issues that surround firms’ relationships with introducers.
I could not recommend Legal Compliance Services more highly to fellow Solicitors. I have already recommended them to many of my friends in the profession. Their knowledge, customer service and understanding of how the Company can ensure full compliance whilst reducing the expense and time spent away from our files is second to none. Working with Legal Compliance Services provides us with great security and the knowledge that help is only a phone call away.
Sean Rogers, Director, High Street Solicitors