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On 24/11/2018 at 22:23, mickbald said:

Back to reality.

This tactic is great but only if applied in a controlled way by skilled police drivers and none of the scum are seriously injured. There will be an army of solicitor scum waiting to take the front line officers to court and line their pockets. And the criminal scum will automatically be allowed compensation because ... reasons.

This needs to be carefully controlled and supported by the senior police management, politicians and the legal system. Don't hold your breath.

"solicitor scum"? I hope you never find yourself wrongly accused of anything, or seriously injured as a result of someone else's dangerous driving. The availability of legal representation to all, to put their case to the court, is one of the hallmarks of a fair and free society.

But you've already decided fault in any given case, based on your reading of the Daily Mail.

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On 27/12/2018 at 14:55, Guzziboy said:

"solicitor scum"? I hope you never find yourself wrongly accused of anything, or seriously injured as a result of someone else's dangerous driving. The availability of legal representation to all, to put their case to the court, is one of the hallmarks of a fair and free society.

But you've already decided fault in any given case, based on your reading of the Daily Mail.

Bless.

You are Phil Shiner and I claim my £5.00

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On 27/12/2018 at 14:55, Guzziboy said:

"solicitor scum"? I hope you never find yourself wrongly accused of anything, or seriously injured as a result of someone else's dangerous driving. The availability of legal representation to all, to put their case to the court, is one of the hallmarks of a fair and free society.

But you've already decided fault in any given case, based on your reading of the Daily Mail.

On a serious note, I was referring to the tendency of certain legal firms to proactively chase business on a no win / no fee basis that they know will be funded by a local authority, police force, health trust or similar who haven't got the the resources to fight the action.  

So those who I still consider to be solicitor scum are supporting and encouraging ongoing crime and are just lining their pockets. 

As long as these thieves are allowed to continue then the services we rely on will have their hands tied when trying to deal with genuine criminals, such as thieving twats on mopeds as the OP started.

I know there there are many good legal people out there who don't have enough funding to provide proper legal aid. It goes to the big companies who specialise in ripping off the system. 

Oh, and by the way, this was a BBC report, not the Daily Mail, and I read the Guardian and the Mail daily. 

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I am sure the BBC would be more accurate and not describe the proceeds of ambulance chasing as ‘funding’ and then conflate that with legal aid. Entirely consistent with the way the Mail would report it though. While no doubt carrying adverts for the less scrupulous practitioners!

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8 hours ago, mickbald said:

On a serious note, I was referring to the tendency of certain legal firms to proactively chase business on a no win / no fee basis that they know will be funded by a local authority, police force, health trust or similar who haven't got the the resources to fight the action.  

So those who I still consider to be solicitor scum are supporting and encouraging ongoing crime and are just lining their pockets.

If a solicitor is to spend hours working on a case for which he may not be paid, he will require at least a 70% chance of success. He'll not take a risky case on, unless it's a matter of principle or, as with so many of the cases mentioned in the press, it's for publicity, and in such instances the case is usually quietly dropped a few weeks down the line.

And success is only possible if the defendant has breached the law. No matter whether it's a moped thief or a health authority, they should not be immune from the consequences of their actions.

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Maybe I should come clean. I'm not only a retired solicitor, but also (genuinely) descended from Dick Turpin's paternal grandfather. 

I'm trying to get compensation from the City of York for the way in which they illtreated my wholly innocent relative and have continued to make money by exploiting his name ever since. Mickbald, can I sign you up to the committee?

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