UK personal injury law firms deflate under reforms

December 10, 2013 Personal injury law in the UK underwent a revolution this year with the implementation of the Jackson reforms. Prior to the reforms, law firms could buy personal injury cases from case management companies. Under new legislation such referrals are banned.

The reforms saw scores of firms struggle and fail, as law firms accustomed to having their clients delivered to them were forced to generate their own book of business.

One firm that seems to have weathered the changes well is Blackwater Law, which is part of Holmes & Hills LLP. The firm began planning early, and implemented a new marketing strategy before the Jackson reforms came into force, giving them critical time to build their capacity for sourcing new work.

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