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The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), the trade body which represents the interests of consumers in the civil justice system and the organisations who support those consumers, has appointed two heavy hitters from the consumer and legal sectors to be independent advisors on ACSO’s Advisory Committee.

The Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) has announced six new members.

Executive director Matthew Maxwell Scott said the trade association, which represents the interests of consumers in the civil justice system and those organisations who support them, is aiming to secure at least 50 members from across the claims sector by the end of this year.

People who use our civil justice system to claim damages can come in for a bit of flak. Some in the insurance industry say vast numbers of claims are exaggerated or even fraudulent. Even by making such a claim, they suggest, you are fuelling the country’s out-of-control ‘compensation culture’ which is pushing up premiums and hitting everyone in the pocket.