CoL slammed for refusal to repay non-starter fees

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  • So why can the College of Law afford to write off the £450,000 of unpaid fees that Halliwells owed, but refuse to do the decent thing here and pay back the individual students. This is not acceptable. One rule for big business and one for individuals. Welcome students to the horrible, unfair world of capitalism. Reach for a copy of the Communist Manifesto - it will be the most important thing you ever read and much more relevant to life than anything you'll ever learn on the LPC. Get your own back against this rotten system.

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  • Re Anonymous 27 Sep @4:29pm, I sincerely hope that you are not really a student with this vomit- inducing pro CoL PR rubbish. However, if you are a student you really need to get a life! Oh, you did make me laugh with your...."Yes you have guessed correctly I chose the CoL". Do you think anyone actually cares?!

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  • "So why can the College of Law afford to write off the £450,000 of unpaid fees that Halliwells owed, but refuse to do the decent thing here and pay back the individual students. "

    Maybe it's BECAUSE it has had to write off the £450k from Halliwells that it WON'T refund the students?

    Or maybe it's because it wants to teach its students and law firms that refuse to use it a lesson that contracts are there for a reason?

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  • Re Scep Tick at 6 Oct 10:01, I think you have too much faith in the whole system! There's no good reason behind why the College are refusing to pay back money to the individuals. The College bosses are just greedy - Savage won't be prepared to take any less than his ridiculous £450,000 salary this year. It is just plain wrong. If the College is a charity (as all those PR people on this thread and the last one keep telling us), you would think that they would want to be seen assisting young students on their path into the profession, not screwing them over. I think this has been a terrible decision by the CoL, especially in the light of what has gone on with Halliwells. Why should these students be expected to pay for the mistakes of Savage in allowing huge credit to build up when Halliwells was clearly sinking? If Savage was a salaried lawyer in private practice - he'd be out. Nevermind that, if he was working as a trainee in McDonalds flipping burgers, he'd be out.

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  • Re Scep Tick | 6-Oct-2010 10:01 am
    "Maybe it's BECAUSE it has had to write off the £450k from Halliwells that it WON'T refund the students?"
    Absolutely not true. The COL has millions of pounds of retained income.
    You should research what you saying before making silly comments.
    The fact that it has so much retained income indicates that it is charging students far too much money.

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