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Be Aware Of Who You Instruct!

Claims firms are champing at the bit to bait victims of the Emissions Scandal to register their personal data with them so they can sell the claim to a law firm.

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Emissions Claim Instruction Advice

These are not standard road accident cases or straightforward financial refund claims. This is a huge legal action against one of the biggest manufacturers in the world, and the size of the action is likely to be one of the biggest ever seen in the UK.

This is a very important warning. We can show you what to look out for so you know that you are instructing a real law firm (like us), as opposed to putting your details in the hands of people calling themselves experts, when they really have no relevant expertise at all.

Why Does It Matter Who You Instruct?

We have represented thousands of real people for compensation claims in both singular actions and large group actions. It is likely that a court action consisting of thousands of people will go ahead.

Generally speaking, claims management companies are NOT lawyers. They may NOT be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority; they may NOT be equipped to provide proper legal services and advice; and they are usually NOT capable of representing you for a complex legal claim.

Our lawyers are concerned that there are unregulated firms that may be handling the confidential personal data of thousands of people who intend to seek compensation. This could be a ticking time bomb with monumental consequences for those who fall prey to the circling sharks.

BE WARNED: we have seen websites claim to be experts, and claim to have helped thousands of people for similar issues, yet there is no evidence of this at all. It's always worth asking someone you speak to on the phone exactly what experience they have!

Some of the false statements we have seen are alarming! What's equally as alarming is that these firms are hiding behind huge disclaimers on their websites.

Your Claim - Sold For A Profit!

If you go with a claims management firm and not a real law firm, what's in it for them? Simple: Referral Fees!

The unscrupulous world of referral fees has plagued the claims industry for years. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have never bought nor sold claims. We have never paid referral fees to accept cases from claims management firms or insurers, and we never will!

Referral fees were banned in 2013 for many forms of claims - a move that we welcomed.

The Impact On Your Claim!

The claims management firm that you give your details will likely sell the clam to a lawyer for a fee, which could be as much as £1,000 or more. This can be bad for you because it can reduce the quality of legal services that the lawyer who buys your case can offer.

How The Quality Of Legal Services Are Affected!

Referral fees are not recoverable from the opponent, so the money that the claims management firm takes from your lawyer can come right out of the budget for running your case.

This is a serious legal action that consists of thousands of people, and the funds for the case need to be spent on fighting for your rights to justice; not being squandered on middlemen who swallow up a huge chunk of your legal budget.

In the past, people who have gone to lawyers through claims companies have had serious issues, such as:

Typically the claims management companies will sell claims to the highest bidding law firm on their panel. This can make it even worse - the firm that ends up with your claim is the one who has wasted more of your claims budget than others!

Do Things The Right Way:

Our real legal action has started. We have initiated thousands of real claims on behalf of real victims. Our action in the High Court of Justice has already started.

How Do I Tell If A Company Is Not A Real Law Firm?

The easiest way is to look through their website and see who the actual company is. Law firms will normally put the following on their website:

... we are 'Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 508768)'.

This is on our website because we are a real law firm. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and we have our own unique "SRA" number to prove it.

If you cannot see this on the website you're looking at, they may not be real lawyers.

These are the indicators to watch out for when trying to spot the non-lawyers:

Watch out for the copycats too! They often rip off the style and content from real lawyers like us.

What Should You Do If You Have Registered With A Claims Management Company?

If you have not formed a legal agreement then you may be OK to move on. You just need to make sure that you're not tied it to anything legal and binding.

Without being able to see what has been agreed, we cannot say for certain what trouble you may be in though. So you must check this first before going elsewhere.

The Key Facts

Our advice in summary:

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Do:

  • Instruct a real regulated law firm with real expertise in group action cases
  • Look for Solicitors Regulation Numbers on websites or approved SRA badges
  • Ask questions to people you speak to about their experience and the nature of their business
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Don't:

  • Instruct a middleman claims firm. Avoid anyone who is NOT a law firm
  • Let your claim be sold to the highest bidder for profit at the cost of the quality of legal services
  • Jeopardise your right to claim by missing court deadlines because you've not instructed a real lawyer

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