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APIL chief to call for end to cold calling

07 Mar 2016
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Banning cold calls for personal injury claims would curb fraud and restore some credibility to the claims industry, APIL chief executive will say today at an insurance summit.

“The practice of cold calling by claims management companies is widely hated by the man on the street. To put an end to it could restore some credibility and respect to the claims industry and stop the dishonest and impressionable few from thinking it is standard practice to make a claim for an injury they do not have,” Deborah Evans will tell assembled delegates at the Motor Insurance Summit in London.

“There are practical solutions to tackling fraud and reducing the number of claims without installing barriers for people who are genuinely injured.”


Notes to editors:

  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) is a not-for-profit organisation whose members are dedicated to campaigning for improvements in the law to help people who are injured or become ill through no fault of their own.
  • For more information contact APIL's press and communications officers Jane Hartwell on t: 0115 943 5416, m: 07808 768623, e:, or Ben Yates t: 0115 943 5431, e:
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Kent roads have highest number of collisions, figures reveal, 13 Dec 2017
Highest rate of work injuries in North Warwickshire, 08 Nov 2017
House of Lords urged to ban nuisance cold calls , 13 Sep 2017
Drivers urged to "back off", 16 Aug 2017

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