Is my referral fee prohibited by LASPO 2012?

  • Q1. Is the solicitor:

    • a. referring to another person? If yes go to option 1
    • b. receiving a referral from another person? If yes go to option 2
    • c. make an arrangement with a third party? If yes go to option 3

Option 1: Solicitor refers to another person

  • Q2. Does the business referred involve legal services relating to a claim or potential claim for personal injury or death?

  • Q3. Does the business referred involve legal services which relate to any other claim or potential claim which is connected to a claim for personal injury or death (ancillary claim)?

  • Q4. Is the client involved a claimant or a potential claimant?

  • Q5. Does the information received allow an offer to be made to the claimant/potential claimant to provide legal services?

  • Q6. Has the information been provided by the client instead of another person?

Answer 1. Not a prohibited referral by s. 56 LASPO 2012

Answer 2. Prohibited referral by s. 56 LASPO 2012

Option 2: Solicitor receives a referral from another person

  • Q2. Does the business referred involve legal services relating to a claim or potential claim for personal injury or death?

  • Q3. Does the business referred involve legal services which relate to any other claim or potential claim which is connected to a claim for personal injury or death (ancillary claim)?

  • Q4. Is the client involved a claimant or a potential claimant?

  • Q5. Does the information received allow an offer to be made to the claimant/potential claimant to provide legal services?

  • Q6. Has the information been provided by the client instead of another person?

Answer 1. Not a prohibited referral by s. 56 LASPO 2012

Answer 2. Prohibited referral by s. 56 LASPO 2012

Option 3: Solicitor makes an arrangement with a third party

  • Q2. Is the solicitor providing legal services relating to a claim or potential claim for personal injury or death or an ancillary claim?

  • Q3. Is the client involved a claimant or a potential claimant?

  • Q4. Is the third party providing services to the claimant?

Answer 1. Not a prohibited referral by s. 56 LASPO 2012

Answer 2. Prohibited referral by s. 56 LASPO 2012

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