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There’s still life in the PI sector

Despite government reforms waiting to strike, Ed Fletcher is confident his firm can ride out the approaching storm thanks to its niche specialities, investment in technology, and a passion for helping the seriously injured, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

21 February 2017

‘When examined more closely, there are several flaws to the government’s proposals to cut down on the perceived issue of fraudulent claims,’ says Ed Fletcher, chief executive officer of Fletchers Solicitors. ‘The plans do not take into account the impact on vulnerable road users: namely, the 18,000-plus motorcyclists who make up 10 per cent of all casualties on UK roads. And that’s not forgetting cyclists and pedestrians.’

The Ministry of Justice’s consultation on reforming whiplash to reduce fraudulent claims and combat the so-called compensation culture closed in January. Access to justice was the buzzphrase for many solicitors responding to the MoJ’s proposals, but few addressed the ministry on behalf of motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users the way Fletchers did.

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