Leading sight loss charity to benefit from solicitors’ generosity
Friday, 08 June 2012
PERSONAL injury and medical negligence specialist Lloyd Green Solicitors today announced details of a unique national scheme which will donate funds to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
In a move which is the first of its kind for any law firm, Lloyd Green Solicitors (LGS) will make a charitable donation of £300 to RNIB every time a client instructs a claim to the firm directly - and the claim is accepted - rather than being referred through a claims management company.
Lloyd Green, founder and managing partner of LGS, said he hoped the scheme would encourage more people to seek assistance from solicitors directly after an accident instead of going through a claims management company, and other intermediaries such as insurance brokers, garages and insurers.
He added: "At present every time a client comes to us as a result of a referral from a claims management company, we must pay that company a referral fee. If they come to us directly and we accept the case, that money can go to a good cause instead, as we will make a donation of £300 to RNIB, which is our Charity of the Year.
"Currently, many charities are struggling financially due to a drop in donations and government cuts and these have to be made up somewhere. Naturally, we would sooner see the money go to RNIB than into the pockets of insurers and others through referral fees.
"If the scheme encourages people to instruct solicitors directly, rather than through needless intermediaries, all the better."
RNIB is the UK's leading sight loss charity and with almost 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss, the need for the charity's services increases year on year. All funds raised through this partnership will go towards offering information, support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.
Josephine Job, head of major donors and corporate partnerships at RNIB, said: "We're thrilled that RNIB was chosen as Lloyd Green Solicitors' Charity of the Year in 2011 and we're delighted that this relationship has developed in such an innovative way. We hope that this new scheme will bring much needed funds to RNIB so we can reach many more people who need our help. A big thank you from us all."
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Lloyd Green Solicitors
Lloyd Green Solicitors was established in 1993 and is based inChelmsford,Essex. LGS acts for thousands clients across the UK who have been injured at work, in road traffic accidents, occupiers and public liability cases, defective goods and product liability claims, and through its American associates, for UK clients injured in the United States. The company also has an office inGlasgowwhich serves clients throughoutScotland.
A team of experienced solicitors, overseen by partners Lloyd Green and Nicholas Chatters, LGS is a one-stop shop for personal injuries, vehicle repairs and hire, and medical negligence.
LGS makes up a group of corporate sponsors for the RNIB, which also includes Boots Opticians, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Waterstones, Shell and British Gas. For more information visit www.lloyd-green.co.uk
Every day around 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight. There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems. RNIB is the leading charity working in the UK offering practical support, advice and information for anyone with sight difficulties. If you, or someone you know, has a sight problem RNIB can help. Further information can be obtained by calling the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999 or by visiting www.rnib.org.uk.