New Cross-Border Alliance for Scotland and North West England

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Published on 15 April 2015 by Gill

New Cross-Border Alliance creates unique specialist representation across Scotland and North West England

Lampkin & Co, one of the UK’s leading motorcycle accident law firms located near Chester servicing North West England and North Wales, has joined forces with Motorcycle Law Scotland to provide specialist cross-border legal expertise to motorcyclists injured in road traffic collisions in Scotland and the North West of England.

The strategic alliance unites the market leaders in motorcycle accident representation and will see each firm refer clients when an accident happens in the other’s jurisdiction and where a different legal system operates. It also builds on the Cross Border Alliance set up a year ago between Motorcycle Law Scotland and Hipkin & Co to service the North East of England and Scotland.

If a motorcyclist has a road traffic collision and is injured in Scotland but lives in England, their claim is subject to Scottish law and they therefore need to use the services of a Scottish firm. Likewise, if a Scottish motorcyclist has an accident in England, then they need to use a firm based in England or Wales as any claim is subject to the legal system of England and Wales.

 Brenda Mitchell, founder of Motorcycle Law Scotland with more than 27 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, said:

 “By working together, both Motorcycle Law Scotland and Lampkin & Co Solicitors will ensure that cross-border clients receive the specialist representation they deserve when claiming for often very serious injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists injured in road traffic accidents need the benefit of expert knowledge that can only come from experienced motorcycling lawyers who are committed to providing the very highest standard of legal representation.” 

The alliance also aims to highlight the need to instruct independent, specialist motorcycle accident lawyers to fight a victim’s claim, rather than accept a solicitor ‘appointed’ by an insurer.

When a motorcyclist is involved in a road traffic collision as a result of a driver’s negligence, they are entitled to claim for their loss, injury and damage. The choice of legal representation is up to the motorcyclist and not his or her insurer and, because of the unique nature of motorcycle accidents, it is best to instruct an independent specialist motorcycle accident lawyer.

Mark Lampkin, owner of Lampkin & Co Solicitors added:

“As expert bike accident lawyers, our clients will often come back to us or refer friends to us and quite often the accidents happen when they are on tour over the border. We have been looking for a firm in Scotland who we could trust with our client’s claims and I am delighted to have found a true diamond.”