19 October, 2011
I recently received, from a well-known firm of claimant lawyers, a set of Replies. In support of the Replies and the refusal to disclose the conditional fee agreements was a statement from the managing partner of the firm. This explanation included the following:
“Defendants’ request for early disclosure of our CFAs is made in an attempt to avoid their obligations to pay costs on a technicality. I find this approach utterly wrong and certainly not in the spirit litigation should be conducted.”
I suppose the “technicality” referred to is what some of us like to refer to as “the law”.
Only lawyers who make their living holding others to account to the full extent permitted by the law would believe that the law is something that applies to everyone but themselves.