Solicitors appointed directors of Quittance
Jeremy Garside and Howard Willis have been appointed as directors of Quittance Personal Injury. Quittance Personal Injury is a national claims management company.
Jeremy Garside is a partner and former managing partner of Chadwick Lawrence and experienced litigator. He has been a practising solicitor in Yorkshire since 1986.
Howard Willis is a partner of Chadwick Lawrence and heads up the personal injury activity at Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers (YIL). Howard is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
The YIL team also comprises Paul Carvis who is a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel.
Speaking on behalf of Quittance, Mr Garside said "Howard and I are thrilled to have been appointed as directors of Quittance. Quittance is reshaping the personal injury market by delivering a better deal for claimants. This is a fast growing and exciting company to be working with. Quittance's growth will help support and create new jobs in Yorkshire.
The changes in the law in 2013 have made it increasingly difficult for firms to compete in the highly regulated personal injury sector. Hundreds of firms have closed since the changes. In contrast, Quittance has experienced rapid expansion as a result of their no win no fee approach for claimants."
Notes to Editors
Changes to the law
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment Act (LASPO) came into force in 2013. LASPO is a legal reform affecting England and Wales which aims to reduce personal injury claims costs, particularly those in the motor market.
Most notably LASPO brought about a ban the banning referral fees for personal injury cases and a bar on the recoverability of success fees and insurance premiums from the losing side.
Closure of Firms since LASPO
There were 2,435 Regulated Claims Management Companies (CMC) in March 2012 - prior to the introduction of LASPO. As at 19/10/15 the Ministry of Justice website lists a total of 916 CMCs.
Quittance Personal Injury are a regulated claims management company that manages a panel of specialist personal injury solicitors.
About Jeremy Garside
Jeremy Garside qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and is an experienced litigator. Jeremy is a director of Quittance.
For more information contact:
Quittance Personal Injury
Northdown House, 11-21 Northdown St, London N1 9BN
Tel: 0800 612 7456
Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher
About the author
Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.