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Law Society Gazette: John Spencer warns professional standards may fall to the detriment of clients

November 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

John Spencer speaks to the Law Society Gazette on the Government's plans to more than halve the fixed fee paid in low-value personal injury cases, potentially increasing the risk of negligence and harm to accident victims.

John Spencer, director of PI firm Spencers Solicitors, said the government had ignored the ‘time spent’ figures agreed in 2009 between insurers and claimants. “The grave concern is that to reduce these figures will encourage cost cutting and even unprofessional behaviours,” 

“There is an obvious temptation for firms to devote less time and skill when a fixed fee is set.”

Read the full article News Focus: RTA Fees on the Law Society Gazette website.

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