The Association of Personal Injury Solicitors (APIL) and MASS have hit back at the comments made by the ABI over solicitors costs. The ABI has claimed that £40 of every motor insurance premium is paid out in legal costs and that 87p is paid out to lawyers for every £1 in compensation. APIL & MASS both point out that fixed costs for motor claims were agreed by the ABI 2 years ago and that the scheme has only been operating since May. At the time of the agreement the ABI stated they were happy with the new portal arrangement so APIL and MASS comment that this is a tired and somewhat out of date argument. They also said that, as legal costs were now lower, motor premiums should be coming down.
MASS called on the ABI to release full details of the survey that was carried out but to date they have not obliged.
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