Category Archives: Referral Fees

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. ┬áHe walked the compensation culture not real, fear of compensation culture real line. … Continue reading

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Referral Fees: A Short Note on the Politics of Professionalism

One of the interesting subplots of the referral fee ban is the professional politics of it. The position of the Law Society is particularly interesting. They are vigorously supporting a ban but I doubt whether they are really speaking for … Continue reading

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