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 is much more of a debate in the US about settlement information than there is … Continue reading Time to collect settlement data for personal injury cases?
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. Compensation culture real or imagined is a rather nebulous idea but if we take Compensation … Continue reading Compensation Culture FactCheck In Perspective
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 the profession as a whole. One of the things that strikes me most forcefully about … Continue reading Referral Fees: A Short Note on the Politics of Professionalism