Circular No. 101/2013                                                                                     File Ref: GSP/L
                                                                                                                          04 March 2013

To: ALL BRANCHES  and reps

 

Fellow Members,

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PROCEDURE FOR ACCESSING LEGAL SERVICES

 

Because of changes in the rules for Solicitors receiving referrals for personal injury cases which come into effect on 1 April, trade unions will no longer be allowed to refer cases to Thompsons via the Form SP18 (yellow form). 

These changes will not affect the service to members but ASLEF members will in future need to contact Thompsons direct and the best way to do this is to ring the dedicated phone number 0808 100 8009.  Many members are already doing this rather than complete the yellow form as it tends to be quicker.  Thompsons staff will then take the details of the member’s case and notify head office of the claim.  ASLEF staff then log the case on the membership system and notify the relevant branch secretary of the case.

 

 

Yours fraternally

MICK WHELAN
General Secretary