Q&A on the ban of personal injury referral fees

Issued 1 April 2013 | Updated 3 December 2019


This guidance is to help you understand your obligations and how to comply with them. We may have regard to it when exercising our regulatory functions.

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) introduced in 2013 a ban on referral fees in personal injury actions.

This will help answer some of the common questions we are asked.

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If you require further assistance, please contact the Professional Ethics helpline.