Dispute over Injuries Board's leaflets

Solicitors are claiming that the Injuries Board is breaking the law by leaving advertising leaflets in GPs' surgeries and hospitals.

3rd March, 2013

Solicitors are claiming that the Injuries Board is breaking the law by leaving advertising leaflets in GPs' surgeries and hospitals urging injured people to claim compensation through the board.

The 2002 Solicitors Act bans advertising by solicitors in "inappropriate locations" such as doctor's surgeries, hospitals, funeral homes or cemeteries. Section 5 of the act bans non-solicitors from advertising fee-based legal services "that could otherwise be provided by a solicitor".

The Injury Board's director of corporate services, Stephen...

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