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to think it's unethical of a NoWinNoArsingFeeSolictors to offer incentives?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 30-Mar-13 21:00:31

I know its slightky humorous to even imagine that ethics and Accident Claim Solicitors can share a sentence, but a friffing iPad or £1500 when a claim is accpted is surely beyond dubious?

Ugh, parasitical doofuses

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 30-Mar-13 21:01:05

doofii?

confused

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 21:36:25

Why are they parasites?

MySpecialistSubjectIsMN Sat 30-Mar-13 21:51:42

Ah Chaos I love ya so will let the solicitor bashing slide, but generally there are reasons these firms will offer incentives. The costs generated by NWNF solicitors cover the costs of the iPad etc so it's not a loss to the firm. The solicitors get the compensation for the client and then add their bill of costs on top of this, so that the losing party has to pay. The solicitors firm generally makes enough money to cover the costs of such incentives.

However, they have introduced a whole new fee scheme to reduce the bills to solicitors so they will receive a lot less money soon for their bill. They are going to be on a fixed fee scheme so all the offers of iPads will shortly diminish.

MySpecialistSubjectIsMN Sat 30-Mar-13 21:53:35

Oh I've nc, so you won't know who's am anyway! Never mind.

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 21:55:55

As message above.New rules will mean incentive such as this will be thing of past.but will we see insurance premiums go down? Who knows.btw surely the claimant is,in OP,s view a parasite too?getting a 'free'Ipad?

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 30-Mar-13 22:11:21

Oh, yus, I mean claimants as well. Anyone involved in spurious claims get my arse.

The money has to cone from somewhere, doesn't it?

MySpeci, I'm not slating the whole profession, honust, guv. But you've got me awibbling, my spreadshit only has one hactual legally-type on it cat me you cubt. wink

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 30-Mar-13 22:12:19

I don't think they shoild be allowed to advertise their bollox, either.

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:20:27

Obviously spurious claims are wrong and indeed tantamount to fraud.but I think it is unfair to call no win no fee solicitors parasites as you did is unfair and wrong.the system does help to provide access to justice to those who are seriously injured as well as those with minor injuries.part of the problem comes from the reluctance of the law society to ban referral fees and incentives such as these,which make the offeror look sleazy....and perhaps encourages v minor and try on claims.the only incentives a leaderships offer is the promise of a Damon good job for a fair rate of pay.however the commoditization of this sort of legal work has/will largely do away with the local trusted high street lawyer.

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:22:12

God sorry about the predictive text.should g
BE. THE ONLY INCENTIVES A LAWYER SHOULD OFFER are a damn good service and a fair rate of pay

MySpecialistSubjectIsMN Sat 30-Mar-13 22:26:49

Ah but they aren't all spurious claims are they? Some of them are genuine well about 30% plus the solicitors are only doing a job. It is fecking tough out in the legal world at the moment. And I mean really tough. People who've trained for six-seven years are having all of their fees cut, to make the Government more appealing to the insurance companies - who still manage to record stonking profits every fucking year. This, along with other changes to Legal Aid, means it is a very difficult time for solicitors and I'm sorry but I find insurance companies much bigger bastards than NWNF solicitors.

Claimants claim - no-one makes them. Incentives are just a business need IMHO.

Do you know who I am yet wink

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 30-Mar-13 22:30:24

<<considers slef chastised>>

I reckon I know, but too wussy to say it outloud. [gtin]

MySpecialistSubjectIsMN Sat 30-Mar-13 22:32:28

Does this mean we win hwjm? grin

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:33:43

Yes,beyond a reasonable doubt

MySpecialistSubjectIsMN Sat 30-Mar-13 22:35:51

That must be the shit they teach in law school - how to win a Fricking argument!

hwjm1945 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:38:22

Easy.Don't generalise,use specific and verifiable examples.do not exaggerate.....never diss.a lawyer!

ChaosTrulyReigns Sat 30-Mar-13 22:40:17

Utterbum.

wink

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