A Banbury personal injury lawyer has welcomed the Government's attack on unregulated claims management companies.
Mark Lowen, head of the personal injury department at solicitors Johnson & Gaunt, said it was right to legislate.
"Claims management companies do the industry a disservice and have created the false impression of a compensation culture," cautioned Mr Lowen. "The outcry over outlandish personal injury claims has deterred perfectly reasonable people from pursuing sensible and legitimate ones."
Mr Lowen said he hoped the Government would review the whole process of compensation claims.
Johnson & Gaunt has been awarded accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and Mr Lowen has been awarded accreditation as a senior litigator by APIL. His colleague, solicitor Nicola Hilton, has been awarded litigator status.
Mr Lowen said APIL was trying to raise awareness of health and safety issues in order to lessen the need for claims by trying to prevent avoidable injuries.
The association targets MPs, civil servants, local officials, the media and the public in its quest to promote a "safety" culture in Britain.
Johnson & Gaunt handles a wide range of personal injury claims, resulting from road accidents, injury or illness in the workplace, tripping over, holiday accidents, and injuries caused through dangerous products.