For once the Law Society appears to be thinking both sensibly and in line with their members when they called today for a ban on cold calling.
We at Watson Ramsbottom welcome the proposal which will surely improve all our daily lives if nothing else.
The Law Society today joined claimant groups in calling for an outright ban on claims company cold calling. The Society, aligning with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Motor Accidents Solicitors Society, said a complete ban is the only way to protect consumers and stop operators finding a way around existing rules. Cold calling by solicitors is already banned and there were hopes the ban would be extended when the Telephone Preference Service – which lets consumers opt out of receiving calls – moved from Ofcom to the Information Commissioners’ Office. The lawyers’ groups say it will be a missed opportunity if a wider ban is not forthcoming.