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Master of the Rolls slams Irwin Mitchell's 'out of kilter' costs
These fees are utterly ridiculous, particularly bearing in mind that this represents the amount for which IM settled - God knows what their original claim must have been. Whatever happened to the `proportionality' requirement?
It's all very well IM whingeing about delay on the part of the insurers. If this happens it's in their hands to drive the case towards trial, but it's obviously a lot more profitable just to generate letters, phone calls and emails at £27 to £50 a time (according to the report they were charging £270 to £500 per hour - what a joke!) complaining about the delay.
It's precisely this type of greed that has killed the goose that laid the golden egg and driven insurance premiums to the level they are.
Claims like this are dream propaganda for the reformists, and I'm afraid no rational person can disagree with them that this kind of exploitation must be stopped.
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