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Mercury Legal Online
Mercury legal online was established in 2013 in response to wide reaching legal changes introduced to the UK personal injury market. Prior to April 2013 a number of personal injury solicitors relied upon specialist legal advertising and marketing companies (known as claims management companies – CMCs ) to promote their services and to generally raise awareness of individuals rights when it came to making a compensation claim. Rightly or wrongly claims management companies came under heavy criticism in the popular press and were often blamed for creating a ‘ compensation culture ’ in the UK, these stories were quickly jumped upon by the insurance industry and used as a the reason for increasing insurance premiums. Partly as a result to such criticism new legislation was introduced placing serious restrictions on solicitor’s ability to pay claims management companies for generating leads and cases for their practices via their advertisements on tv, radio, flyers .
Few of us would argue that the situation had gotten beyond control. Each and every advert on television seemed to be telling us we’re able to claim compensation for one thing or another. Sadly a few less than reputable companies entered the advertising arena, attracted by the ever increasing fees that solicitors were prepared to pay in order to acquire new clients for their firms. Many solicitors agreed that changes were necessary and in the beginning supported consultations to reform the system but equally many believed that the changes that did ultimately come into force went too far and potentially could be detrimental to the most important people of all – people who had suffered from an accident and needed legal advice.
After the introduction of the new legislation a small number of personal injury solicitors chose to combine their advertising resources underneath the Mercury Legal Online brand to make sure that people looking for legal advice and help following an injury or accident had someone to turn to. Mercury Legal Online is administered and run by Fastrack Legal Marketing LLP who are regulated by the Ministry of Justice and it’s our objective to offer straight forward, jargon free assistance to those who need legal assistance at a time when they need it most. Each of our solicitor firms are carefully chosen depending upon their experience and expertise and we hope that our efforts guarantees that access to justice is available to all.
You’ll never be charged for using Mercury Legal Online as our solicitors all contribute towards our costs and advertising making our service free for you to use. Additionally none of our solicitors charge any upfront fees should your case be accepted with most of their legal costs are covered by the other side in the event you win, this will be explained to you at the outset of your claim. Should your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you’ll not face any legal bills and charges.
Contact us now free of charge and without any obligation to see if you may be entitled to compensation.
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