Beresfords partners struck off

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  • About time too

    Parasites. Still, puts that Davenport Lyons story in perspective...

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  • Right decision

    This is the right ruling and should be a warning to other personal injury lawyers and claims farmers who try to profit out of other people's misery.

    If it were not for the reporting on Beresfords, however, how long would the SRA have let this go on??

    Perhaps it is time to look at referral fees again and ask exactly what they do to taint our profession.

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  • Not surprised.

    This does not surprise me in the least it only confirms what everyone knows about the legal "profession.". There is no way I would use a solicitor, There is no dispute which cannot be solved without the need for the legal industry.

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  • hear hear

    I solve all of my disputes with my trusty Colt .45

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  • Beresfords note

    These cases relate to England and Wales only and not to Scotland where there has been a much better regulatory regime. Any miners' compensation cases in Scotland have been handled in a reputable and proper way.

    There have been no complaints in Scotland about handling of miners' compensation claims and no evidence of cause for concern.

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  • Referral fees

    The decision of the Law Society to allow referral fees to be paid was a disgrace, and should be reversed as soon as possible. Competent firms don't need to pay for work, and they encourage ambulance chasers like this shower.

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  • Not surprised

    So when do all of us that had claims with this firm and a so called union that was working for our ( best interests) get the money back that effectivley was stolen from us??????/

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  • excellent news

    The scumbag should have to pay back the money. He has damaged our profession fundamentally.

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  • Really?

    "There is no dispute which cannot be solved without the need for the legal industry." Mmmmm. The fact that several billion is spent each year on lawyers resolving disputes in this country alone must be an aberration then.

    The point has been seriously missed here. The profession (and yes, it remains a profession) should be commended for disciplining the very small minority that do not comply with the strict rules and regulations that exist.

    While the SRA does what it should do, the financial services industry wreaks havoc on millions of people without any prospect of any form of sanction against the hordes of self interested, disingenuous bankers responsible for the largest Ponzi scheme known to man kind.

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  • Further info please

    Am I the only one who cannot help but feel that Beresfords is a victim of its own success and is being made an example of simply for taking advantage of the obvious problems with compensation schemes such as this. More importantly, have the 2 partners concerned been orderd to repay the £30m or so deducated from thier clients damages?

    If not, what is the point of striking them off? I'm sure that this public humilation will seem unbearalbe from their villas in the med.

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