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Law firms to donate percentage of personal injury claims to charity

Law firms to donate percentage of personal injury claims to charity

Community Claims is a new network of Personal Injury Lawyers in England and Wales who have pledged to donate a fee to charity for each new personal injury claim they handle.

Community Claims has been set up by lawyers who are “fed up with the ambulance-chasing image” of companies like Claims Direct and the Accident Group: the lawyers wanted to promote their local services and make donations to local organisations chosen by the accident victims that instruct them.

Mark Hollinshead in the Crewe Firm, Taylor Hollinshead Solicitors is the founder member of the Community Claims movement. He said: “For far too long now the whole idea of making a personal injury claim has developed into an industry with everybody trying to take a cut. We formed Community Claims because we wanted to change all of that by getting back to a system where local people would go to a local Lawyer. By way of a “thank you” for supporting a local business, it seemed fair that we should be prepared to put something back into the Community. For this reason, every time we take a case on, we will pay £50.00 to the local good cause chosen by the client and also a separate £25.00 into a Schools Fund, which we will distribute on a regular basis. The whole of the Community Claims movement will also pay £20.00 into a National Fund for each accepted case, which should mean that each year the network will be able to make larger donations to good causes.

Further details of the scheme and nominations from public or private organisations for good causes can be addressed to Mark Hollinshead at to Taylor Hollinshead Solicitors.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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