Careers: In brief

The Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex) has welcomed the positive measures being taken by the Government and included in the new Compensation Bill to protect the public from unregulated claims management companies (CMCs).

“For too long the public have expressed concern about CMCs who were pressurising clients into bringing claims – some of which were unmerited,” said Ilex past president George Owens.

The Compensation Bill will require CMCs to comply with standards of conduct and rules to regulate against bad practice. This signals an end to misleading and aggressive advertising tactics and consumers feeling pressured into making superficial claims that lack merit.