10 July, 2012

The true cost of bringing a legal claim

Filed UnderLegal Costs  

Deborah Evans, chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, writing in the New Law Journal, stated:

“The truth is, only claimant lawyers know the true cost of bringing valid claims.”

This is a startlingly frank admission and proves what I have long suspected: claimant bills of costs are unlikely to give any clue as to the work actually done on a claim.

Comments

4 Responses to “The true cost of bringing a legal claim”

  1. Pete B on July 10th, 2012 1:58 pm

    Only my local car mechanic knows the true cost of fixing my car. So what. I pay him his reasonable fees.

  2. Anon. on July 10th, 2012 4:20 pm

    I’m fairly certain my local mechanic makes up a large portion of his fees and I ultimately get ripped off.

    Thankfully, he doesn’t get an uplift based on the grossly overstated complexity of fixing the head gasket.

  3. Jonathan James on July 10th, 2012 5:01 pm

    Have you ever tried to replace a head gasket? Damn tricky, I can assure you. And if you’re replacing it on a Bentley V8, it’s a whole different story from a Ford Focus, as the price will reflect.

  4. Anonymous on July 11th, 2012 12:09 pm

    Yawn, Simon

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