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Court between a rock and a hard place

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Some regard the courts as a necessary evil in injury compensation; but how can they be used to foster good?

Despite the fact that only a minority of injury claims cases go to the courts, they carry a huge weight in determining the outcomes for a small proportion of cases and – along with legal practitioners – have a significant amount of influence over cases that are settled. And word filters down. When the courts are generous to workers in awarding payments, the rate of lawyers' advertising goes up, and the proportion of c...

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