Craig Budsworth, the new chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) –a non-profit making national association of solicitors who specialise in representing road traffic accident victims, has announced plans for a Motor Claims Code.
Budsworth said: “The main points of the Code will be: no medical – no compensation; stop cold calling and spamming; better driver education and vehicle safety; greater deterrents for uninsured drivers and improved enforcement of data protection.
“Most importantly, it will promote the importance of the industry working together to meet these challenges and I would encourage all interested industry bodies and parties to sign up to it.
“We must work together to shape reforms that look after the rights of innocent accident victims.”
Budsworth stated that while the next six months could be a period of significant change for MASS’s members with the implementation of a ban on referral fees and the possibility of further reforms, he believed that MASS’s position would be best served by continuing to implement the clear strategy established over the past 12 months.
He also said that challenging the attempts to raise the small claims limit to £5,000 was a priority for him.
“I will challenge any proposed increase to ensure that no one is denied access to justice,” he said.