Category Archives: Compensation Culture

Time to collect settlement data for personal injury cases?

Richard Zorza’s an excellent and prolific blogger on access to justice in the US. He has highlighted an issue around settlement mills in personal injury cases. We’d call them factories. He’s drawing on a paper by Nora Engstrom. Interestingly, there … Continue reading

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Compensation Culture FactCheck In Perspective

Compensation culture has been a frequently studied concept on this blog. As even Lord Young has been forced to admit, the concept is a pretty flakey one.  He walked the compensation culture not real, fear of compensation culture real line. … Continue reading

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Compensation Culture: Risk Aware, Not Risk Averse

I’ve typed the words compensation culture so many times that I think I may have given myself RSI (geddit?).  Rather then type it whole lot of other times let me just link you to this article by an esteemed bunch … Continue reading

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More evidence on our overly litigious society

  The Government has like to claim that one of the reasons the legal aid reforms are necessary is that we are too litigious. This year’s Judicial Statistics suggests the rather counterfactual nature of those claims. You can read the … Continue reading

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More litigious? Civil cases in County Court

The Green Paper on legal aid suggests that legal aid has encouraged too much litigation but provides no evidence to support that assertion. Having blogged already on this in the context of personal injury cases generally and specifically in relation … Continue reading

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Are we getting more litigious in family cases?

The Green Paper on legal aid suggests that legal aid has encouraged too much litigation but provides no evidence to support that assertion. Having blogged already on this in the context of personal injury cases generally and specifically in relation … Continue reading

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Some Common Sense on Compensation Culture

Lord Young’s report Common Sense and Common Safety is out. It speaks of a common sense approach to health and safety and takes the usual swings at greedy lawyers and claims management companies. Tempting as it is, I am not … Continue reading

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