Thursday, December 30, 2010

Review of 2010 : Scots legal system ‘remains Victorian’, party litigants, court users & consumers face a continued battle for access to justice

Court of Session EdinburghScotland’s Court of Session still rules over ‘Victorian’ justice system. WHILE 2010 has brought a few, welcome, if ever-so-slightly-forced-by-media-attention reforms & changes in Scotland’s creaking ‘Victorian’ civil justice system, there is still, undeniably a long way to go for the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament & Scottish Courts in ensuring access to justice, legal services & access to the courts for all Scots, especially those who cannot obtain or afford the services & typically outlandish fees of law firms who offer little in the way of speedy dispute resolution or even a modicum of success in many common types of legal disputes.

Over a year and a half on since the high profile announcement & publishing of the Civil Courts Review, the two year plus investigation of Scotland’s civil justice system undertaken by the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Gill, and the high hopes many pinned on a speedy implementation of the hundreds of recommendations made by the Lord Gill, many consumer organisations, court users, and even solicitors themselves see the past sixteen months as providing Scots with little more than a talking shop for justice reforms. I reported on the lack of developments on the Civil Courts Review back in August 2010, here : Civil Courts Review one year on : Scotland’s out-of-reach justice system remains Victorian, untrustworthy and still controlled by vested interests

Lord HamiltonLord Hamilton enacted McKenzie Friends in Scotland 40 years after the rest of the UK had the facility. For instance, one of the few tangible-to-court-users reforms enacted to-date has been that of allowing McKenzie Friends to operate in the Court of Session, a right hard won after a campaign mounted by consumer organisations, campaigners, continued reporting by the media, an original recommendation by Lord Gill himself to allow McKenzie Friends, and all spurred on by a ruling in the Court of Session last November which eventually led to the Lord President, Lord Hamilton enacting an Act of Sederunt in June 2010, allowing Scots (who, in April 2010 he branded too ignorant to know what a McKenzie Friend is), a facility the English & Welsh courts & public had enjoyed for a full forty years before and it should be noted that Scottish Sheriff Courts are still to enact McKenzie Friends, expected eventually in February 2011.

Judiciary of Scotland website coverScots Judiciary’s new website – a welcome move in bringing transparency to the judiciary, but like scenery, you cant eat it. Some may say, oh but what about the new Judiciary of Scotland website, the new GUIDE FOR PARTY LITIGANTS ; “Raising & Defending ordinary actions in the Court of Session(pdf), increased competition by way of the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (pdf) etc etc .. but after forty, fifty, sixty plus years, its just not enough to tinker with the curtains and hope everyone falls into line, proclaiming a new era in Scots justice, especially when the UK’s Supreme Court based in London, can, in a few hours, change Scots criminal law in an instant, as I reported in late October, here : Access to justice ? Scots criminal law changed by UK Supreme Court in a day, ‘Victorian’ civil justice reform proposals ‘growing older by the year’

There are, of course, some little gems from the new Judiciary of Scotland website, such as Scots now being able to see for ourselves how much the justice system costs us, despite most of us apparently not having access to it : Part-time Sheriffs beat full-time colleagues & senior judges in expenses claims as Scots judiciary finally publish judicial expenses online although again, these little gems appear to have been reared for publication after a dose of media attention and with the helpful assistance of Freedom of Information legislation.

The Scots judiciary’s shiny new website, as welcome as it is, has existed in an equivalent, perhaps better organised format in England & Wales for years, as well as the guide for party litigants, and the Scottish version Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 asp 16 (pdf) of the Legal Services Act (2007) for England & Wales has been so brutalised, butchered, twisted, tortured & re-written by the Scottish legal profession itself, eventually being passed by msps who were more concerned with doffing their caps to the Law Society’s influence in politics than the public’s right to justice, it has given Scots little more rights or choice against the legal services monopoly controlled by the legal profession after its near two year talking-shop passage in the Scottish Parliament.

Indeed, comparing the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 asp 16 (pdf) and the Legal Services Act (2007) for England & Wales is like comparing a horse & cart to an Aston Martin DBS … with the Scottish Government & Parliament version giving the appearance of trying to fit the Aston’s Bridgestone tyres onto a wooden cart pulled by a donkey, such is the value they place on the Scots public’s access to justice and meanwhile the Law Society of Scotland was busy worming its way onto the Calman Implementation Group to ensure it had a say in giving the Scottish Parliament some tax raising (and doubtless expenses claims raising) powers, while also lobbying for the Society to be made an ‘approved regulator’, giving crooked lawyers an eternal Christmas.

In truth therefore, at the end of 2010, Scots access to justice, access to legal services or even access to the courts itself has changed little at the end of this year, with solicitors, advocates and law firms still effectively the gate keepers of the doors of justice, which remain so obviously closed in the face of anyone the legal profession doesn't care for, or takes a slight to.

Richard Keen QCCurrent Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Richard Keen called for Class Actions two years ago, little happened since. Whatever happened to multi-party actions (Class Actions) being speedily introduced to the Scots justice system so the legal profession could, under the clarion call (made two years ago in January 2009) of the Dean of Faculty of Advocates, Richard Keen QC, take on the might of the banks and allegedly represent & protect the interests of consumers so robbed by many of Scotland’s financial instructions who themselves coincidentally sponsor many events within the legal profession itself ? Nothing, that's what happened, nothing. Class Actions are still being talked about, talked about, talked about … with little movement made on the issue in the past sixteen months Lord Gill originally said Class Actions should become a reality and two years since the dean himself started shouting about it in the newspapers.

Of course, Mr Keen has been busy with other things since January 2009, such as representing the insurance industry against paying out damages in asbestos claims cases & challenging the new legislation (the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009) which brought pleural plaques into the scope of asbestos claims. Mr Keen and the insurance industry, many of whom also coincidentally fund or have financial interests in the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Indemnity Insurance scheme, the Master Policy, went onto lose their court challenge against the new asbestos compensation laws, as I reported at the beginning of the year, here : Lord Emslie defeats legal challenge over pleural plaques as Insurers ‘big name’ legal team fail to overturn Holyrood’s Asbestos compensation law

Just think if Scots could enter into Class Actions in such cases as asbestos claims, instead of victims having to approach only a few select law firms which end up dealing with the claims on a case by case basis while piling on the fees & time-to-claim-resolution to the point their clients end up dying before receiving any compensation. Of course, we are told it may come in 2011, or 2012 or 2013 … so as the clock ticks on and the years fly by, the next hope for developments in the long running saga of bringing Class Actions to Scotland, apparently lies with the considerations of the Civil Justice Advisory Group, under the chairmanship of the Right Honourable Lord Coulsfield. The CJAG is due to publish a report with recommendations for the way forward in early 2011.

Scottish GovernmentScottish Government eventually agreed to introduce Class Actions & other reforms to civil justice system ‘over years’. The Scottish Government, ‘ever swift’ to claim the high ground in all things Scottish, announced its intentions in late November to implement ‘some’ of Lord Gill’s Civil Courts review recommendations to reform the Scots ‘Victorian’ civil justice system, bringing Class Actions, a new tier of judge & ‘more effective’ case management to Scotland’s courts system, which I reported on here : Scottish Government’s response to Civil Courts Review : Class Actions, more cases to Sheriff Courts, & faster, easier access to justice ‘over years’.

Lord gillThe Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Gill, author of the Civil Courts Review. The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Gill, in his speech to the Law Society of Scotland’s 60 year anniversary conference last year, reproduced in full here said : “The civil justice system in Scotland is a Victorian model that had survived by means of periodic piecemeal reforms. But in substance its structure and procedures are those of a century and a half ago. It is failing the litigant and it is failing society. It is essential that we should have a system that has disputes resolved at a judicial level that is appropriate to their degree of importance and that disputes should be dealt with expeditiously and efficiently and without unnecessary or unreasonable cost. That means that the judicial structure should be based on a proper hierarchy of courts and that the procedures should be appropriate to the nature and the importance of the case, in terms of time and cost. Scottish civil justice fails on all of these counts. Its delays are notorious. It costs deter litigants whose claims may be well-founded. Its procedures cause frustration and obstruct rather than facilitate the achievement of justice."

Lord Gill continued : "Unless there is major reform and soon, individual litigants will be prevented from securing their rights, commercial litigants will continue to look elsewhere for a forum for their claims, public confidence in the judicial system will be further eroded, Scotland’s economic development will be hindered, and Scots law will atrophy as an independent legal system.”

This is the 30th of December, 2010 and sadly little has changed, making 2010 another year that access to justice for all Scots was again, denied. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend anyone expect too much in the way of speedy reforms, unless campaigning is stepped up, along with perhaps a few public petitions, court rulings & media attention in 2011 to prompt changes & reforms which should have been introduced in Scotland decades ago, since everyone else had those same ‘reforms’ decades ago …

Readers are as ever, encouraged to download the Civil Courts Review report in pdf format, from the Scottish Courts Website at the following links :

My coverage of the Civil Courts Review from its publication to the present, and the pace of reforms to civil justice in Scotland can be found here : Civil Courts Review - The story so far.

Whatever 2011 will bring for access to justice in Scotland, I will continue to report …

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Rt Honourable Lord Hamilton

"I am very pleased to welcome you to our new judicial website - a first for judges in Scotland. I hope that you find it both helpful and informative. It is our intention to publish as much information as we can, as quickly as we can. I believe it is vital in a democracy that justice is not only seen to be done, but that it operates in an open and transparent way and contributes to public understanding and awareness of what takes place in courts each day across Scotland.


Well Arthur old boy, you state "I believe it is vital in a democracy that justice is not only seen to be done, but that it operates in an open and transparent way".

Is it a democracy? We elect politicians who think a man with your legal clout should only be answerable to himself.

Democracy, I think not, legal dictatorship it is.

Anonymous said...

Most people I know dont pay any attention to Richard Keen although I hadn't realised he called for class actions in January 2009.
Its safe to say he was probably angry with the banks and fearful they may curtail their sponsorship of the FoA & LSS and since then they have worked out new financing deals which no longer necessitate Mr Keen's pushing of class actions for all.

Keep up the good work Peter and Happy New Year when it comes!

Anonymous said...

Quite right Peter - another year where lawyers and their political puppets stuff it to the rest of us when it comes to justice.
Lawyers get to charge what they want and their pals at Holyrood make sure anyone whose face doesnt fit doesnt get access to justice.Well in the finest traditions of Scotland I think we should all get off our backsides and take justice back from these crooks!

Anonymous said...

Actually the McKenzie Friend thing is overblown I know of 2 refused applications with no explanation

Anonymous said...

Clearly justice is being kept out of reach of anyone who cant throw thousands at crooked Scottish lawyers!

Anonymous said...

"Whatever 2011 will bring for access to justice in Scotland, I will continue to report "

and I am well pleased to hear it Peter !

You should do a rating of which was the worst story of the year affecting the justice system !

Anonymous said...

Down with the banana republic justice system of Scotland where the Law Society rules the roost and sees to it their members get off the hook with crimes which in some countries would get their hands chopped off!

Anonymous said...

http://www.bentjudgejamesgoss.co.uk/

"THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EVER THERE HAS BEEN UNDENIABLE EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION WITHIN THE BRITISH JUDICIARY WHICH IS BY FAR THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD AND 'SUPPOSEDLY' THE FAIREST!"

I know its in England but you might want to take a look at it as the same probably goes on up here.

Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

If Scotland's civil justice system is as corrupt as this,the criminal justice system must be just as bad or even worse.How anyone could expect Megrahi or anyone else to get a fair trial under this lot of judges defies common sense !

Anonymous said...

The SNP have proved beyond all reasonable doubt they are against giving Scots any access to justice if it infringes on lawyers profit margins and those who keep saying the SNP are trying to do their best are full of BS.They can only say they are doing their best for so long until what they say turns into the SAME OLD SAME OLD RECORD where lawyers or business twist the law or order politicians to do the dirty on us.ITS TIME TO STAND UP AND TAKE JUSTICE BACK!

Anonymous said...

Having read this I think we should recall the army from Afghanistan and send them into the justice system to rid us of all these criminals who are dispensing justice at the point of a hammer/gavel or whatever you call it

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The SNP have proved beyond all reasonable doubt they are against giving Scots any access to justice if it infringes on lawyers profit margins and those who keep saying the SNP are trying to do their best are full of BS.They can only say they are doing their best for so long until what they say turns into the SAME OLD SAME OLD RECORD where lawyers or business twist the law or order politicians to do the dirty on us.ITS TIME TO STAND UP AND TAKE JUSTICE BACK!

30 December 2010 23:24

AMEN to that! and you can add all the rotten corrupt Crown Office and probably every other part of the justice system in Scotland!

ROTTEN TO THE CORE THE LOT OF THEM

Anonymous said...

Scots Judiciary’s new website – a welcome move in bringing transparency to the judiciary, but like scenery, you cant eat it

lol!
Where is Lord Gill in these 16 months ?
Cat got his tongue ? lol

Anonymous said...

Mr Keen and the insurance industry, many of whom also coincidentally fund or have financial interests in the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Indemnity Insurance scheme, the Master Policy.

Mr keen would have a different attitude if one of his family had plural plaques. Lawyers would argue hydrogen cyanide was good for people if it saved insurance companies money.

Once again Peter we see this lot with their double standards. Good and evil, right and wrong, they know what caused these plaques but their doctors (another group of dishonest bastards) lie in their medical reports. The only justice in Scotland is protecting Insurers and professionals.

The only lawyer that can be trusted is a dead one.

Anonymous said...

and you lot in the west have the cheek to call Russia corrupt ?
get your own house in order before calling anyone else names

Anonymous said...

2nd comment - yes a few disagreements can be fixed with a fat brown envelope

Anonymous said...

It makes sense to lawyers to keep justice out of reach of anyone except through lawyers so they can rip everyone off and clearly Scotland is ahead of the game in ripping everyone off when it comes to justice and lawyers!

Anonymous said...

Scotlands 10,000 lawyers, all doctors, accountants should be viewed as directors of all insurance companies. Lawyers will take on legal aid cases to make money but they hate their clients receiving compensation. All lawyers are indirectly working insurers. Do not attempt litigation in 2011, they will use you to make money and dump you with a legal bill after three years.

Mr Salmond I am a Scot and your Scottish Nationalist Party are loyal to lawyers. I found myself agreeing with some of your views when you appeared on Question time (No Independence) but I would never vote for your party. You do not represent the Scottish electorate, you should be director of the Law Society of Scotland, and take that scoundrel MacAskill with you. Where access to civil justice is concerned you are a lawyer through and through.

Anonymous said...

To all lawyers clients, if your are involved in litigation you will get a legal bill and £0.00 compensation that is a promise.

Simply put insurance companies do not want to pay damages. A friend of mine used to work for one. The insurers pay the law firms to kill your litigation. They lawyers and insurers win, win, win, clients lose, lose, lose.

Please try and sue someone, if you don't believe me. You will learn the hard way.

Anonymous said...

There doesnt seem much point to the review in the first place if Lord Gill is now just content to sit back and let you write about it without having a go at the powers that be for doing nothing so far

Anonymous said...

If the lawyers representing those people with plural plaques get enough from the insurers Mr keen won't have to worry any more.

Anonymous said...

Asked why the Scottish Parliament’s current Justice Committee, chaired by the Conservative’s Bill Aitken MSP, had pointedly REFUSED to call members of the public who had actual experience of making claims to the Guarantee Fund & Master Policy, a source close to the Committee said “What do you expect ? The Committee simply don't want to hear it, and the Law Society doesn't want such testimony from aggrieved consumers entering into the Legal Services Bill equation which might raise the same kinds of questions & problems that arose in the LPLA Bill.”

Mr Aitken the mafia control what they want through violence. In Scotland lawyers control access to the legal system, in a self protecting way and use self regulation as a keep out of jail card. I see no difference between lawyers and gangsters, the former just use less patent methods of stealing. You are a bad lot.

Anonymous said...

I was considering taking a law degree at university but not now. I am not the kind of person who could turn a blind eye to corruption.

Lawyers have no sense of justice at all from what I read here.

Anonymous said...

A client dealing with Law Society crooks is just the same as an archer fighting a man armed with a machinegun.

The MSP's allowed the LPLA Act to be reinvented to suit the Law Society. They are not going to end self regulation either. I do not vote any more but I signed Mr Burns petition.

Anonymous said...

Devolution a disaster for Scotland with these bastards running the show.

Anonymous said...

Two armies, MSP's and lawyers oppressing the public. Policymaking is about protecting the minorities above, not justice or democracy.

Anonymous said...

Where is Lord Gill in these 16 months ?
Cat got his tongue ? lol

Yes I think it is the case..

Anonymous said...

Ask any lawyer to take legal action against another lawyer. The revulsion you will experience will be palpable. This situation demonstrates that lawyers are not about justice. They will do things for you as long as it does not affect other lawyers or their insurers.

They are a brotherhood a bit like the Hells Angels. Lord Hamilton is at the top of a corrupt system where access to justice for people is blocked when Lord Hamilton's supplicant lawyers want to protect the profession.

The tyranny of the minority as Mosca called this situation, and I think we can be sure our disloyal MSP's can be included in this group. Where matters concerning access to justice are concerned Mr MacAskill and the rest of these crooks are oligarchs.

Policymaking in favour the Law Society of Scotland Mr MacAskill is what the Scottish Parliament do. You are elected by the public and you stab them in the back to protect legal crooks. Some Justice Minister.

If Lord Gill was serious about his review he would be outspoken. why the silence Lord Gill?

Anonymous said...

"Welcome to the official website of the scottish parliament. Our founding principles are openness, accountability, the sharing of power and equal opportunities".

Self regulation has nothing to do with openness, accountability, power sharing and equal opportunities to justice. DO THE LAW SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND CONTROL MSP'S? I trust you will put pressure on the SNP to end self regulation.

If you do not Lorna Jack may as well be in MacAskill's shoes. Access to justice for your constituents or continued legal tyranny, we await your decision MSP's.

Anonymous said...

I dealt with lawyers who were pure evil so I am not surprised someone said dealing with the Law Society was dealing with the devil. I urge people to be wary of lawyers, especially when their buddies deal with complaints from the public.

They are all the same, I wonder how many victims Lord Hamilton had on his way to the top?

Anonymous said...

Lord Hamilton, why should a man have your level of unregulated power. You are human, not some god or Leviathan. You are simply a human being. I do not know you. I have no doubt you will be a decent chap in many ways but self regulation, has been an evolutionary process that places lawyers above the law. What would you do if you were in Mr Cherbi's position, no legal redress because of the Law Society of Scotland.

The justice system is an anachronism, and clearly the politicians and lawyers want it kept that way. It is there to protect lawyer crooks like you, that is why it tortured you allowing Mckenzie friends in Scotland. End self regulation now.

Anonymous said...

Lord Hamilton, why should a man have your level of unregulated power. You are human, not some god or Leviathan. You are simply a human being. I do not know you. I have no doubt you will be a decent chap in many ways but self regulation, has been an evolutionary process that places lawyers above the law. What would you do if you were in Mr Cherbi's position, no legal redress because of the Law Society of Scotland.

The justice system is an anachronism, and clearly the politicians and lawyers want it kept that way. It is there to protect lawyer crooks like you, that is why it tortured you allowing Mckenzie friends in Scotland. End self regulation now.

Anonymous said...

AS I SAID MR AITKEN, THE MAFIA USE VOILENCE, IT SEEMS THE LAW SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND HIGH COMMAND USE THE SAME TACTICS.

Should we clients fear our lawyers after the Leslie Cumming attack
It's certainly a valid point, after the vicious attack on Leslie Cumming - which the Police currently seem to be considering to be coming from within the legal profession itself .....

So, just how safe are us clients, if the lawyers are ordering murder hits on their own colleagues ?
Does this not show a Scottish legal profession out of control ?
Could it be the case that perhaps ... clients in the past who have complained against their lawyer have been 'roughed up' by contacts, or associates of their lawyer ? or even have been subject to the same kind of attack as poor Mr Cumming, or revenge attacks in other ways .. and it has gone without being reported or not investigated by the Police ?

Surely if a lawyer can be a suspect in an organised violent attack, or a murder bid on a colleague - and on a regulatory colleague at that .. they can certainly be capable of organising the same kind of treatment to a client ...
Whether it be actions of revenge of an aggrieved lawyer by way of harrassment against a complaining client by way of anonymous & false tips to the cops, visits from the inland revenue on false info provided by a lawyer 'to get at' their former client, or a burglary on a client's house carried out by a house breaking criminal which a lawyer has defended in the past (I am aware of certain instances such as this) .... we, the clients, will certainly have to be on our guard over such appalling & violent behaviour from the legal profession against not only their own, but anyone who gets in their way ...

THE LAW SOCIETY WOULD LIKE TO SHOOT CLIENTS WHO COMPLAIN BUT THEY KNOW THIS WOULD BACKFIRE ON THEM. THE LAW SOCIETY ARE ANYTHING BUT STUPID.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers the dregs of humanity.

Anonymous said...

You have got guts Mr Cherbi reporting on these scumbags.

Anonymous said...

Expect more of these as Law Society of Scotland’s campaign to be sole regulator of legal services in Scotland begins. CHRISTMAS FOR CROOKED SCOTS LAWYERS is apparently just around the corner as the Law Society of Scotland today step up their ‘public offensive’ in the media to ensure the Scottish Government appoints the infamously anti-client lawyers-regulating-lawyers body as one of, or perhaps the sole ‘approved regulator’ of all legal related services in Scotland, after the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill clears the Scottish Parliament.


Shame on you Salmond. Fat chance of you SNP crooks repealing the 1980 Act. You should be repudiated by your constituents. The SNP revile me, selling the people down the river.

Anonymous said...

'It is organization which gives birth to the dominion of the elected over the electors, of the mandataries over the mandators, of the delegates over the delegators. Who says organization, says oligarchy.'

Yes MacAskill political theorists are right here. Power in the hands of the few to crush the many. Shape policy to favour the Law Society, Organised criminals who block access to justice to protect lawyers reputations when they are only fit to be rehoused in Saughton. Scum all of you.

Anonymous said...

"The nice thing about getting old," is that you realize what a madhouse it all is. Instead of a young person's view, which is that the world must be sane, with occasional pockets of insanity, you come around to my position, in which the world seems to be a complete madhouse - with occasional pockets of sanity" ( John Cleese 1988)

He is right but there is a lot of evil as well, one being the Law Society of Scotland and its sympathisers.

Anonymous said...

It is Victorian because it is self protective and lucrative.

Anonymous said...

I'll be happy when you are writing again as I've had enough of Christmas/NewYear and all that BS from Annabel Goldie!

More justice and less injustice for 2011 I hope!

Anonymous said...

Unfit regulator : Law Society allows solicitors who flouted money laundering laws to keep jobs.

A risk assessment, all you clients, stay away from lawyers. They may have been stealing money, protecting their insurers. The Law Society represents Scotland's protected criminals. Lawyers have the legal right to ruin you. Who will stop them, their own ?

They keep their jobs when clients would face prison for the same offences. Call it Scottish Rough Justice. It is a "professional organisation" MacAskill I do not think. Criminal organisation yes.

Peter Cherbi said...

Thanks for all your comments & emails on this article, together with your season's wishes.

There are a few comments I regrettably cannot publish, including the one about the "Great White Shark" food etc.

Additionally, a comment was left identifying Police Officers and their regional force who appear to be involved in a complaint against a solicitor. If the author would like to remove the identities of the officers and their force I will publish the comment or pass it on to a newspaper (which given the detail I would very much advise)

Best wishes to all my readers & colleagues for 2011 !

Anonymous said...

Well done Peter and Happy New Year!
I look forward to reading more of these in-depth exposes of Scotland's crooked legal system.

Anonymous said...

Politics has always been about human interests, and law is the same. This is why self regulation can never work. It is about doing what is best for the professions. They exonerate each other and leave victims with no rights, this is not law, it is tyranny.

Anonymous said...

To all our MSP's give all of your constituents what they deserve, the repealing of the Solicitor's (Scotland) Act 1980 to end Law Society tyranny.

Anonymous said...

http://www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk/index.php

Do you know that Solicitors from Hell

Move slowly.

Risk your deal if you need to move fast.

They don't read the documents carefully.

Your phone calls won't be returned.

Your questions won't be answered.

Your instructions will be ignored.

They won't alert you to any potential problems.

...sound familiar?

I say, think about this. Your complain about your lawyer and other lawyers deal with the complaint. That is why they

Move slowly.

Risk your deal if you need to move fast.

They don't read the documents carefully.

Your phone calls won't be returned.

Your questions won't be answered.

Your instructions will be ignored.

They won't alert you to any potential problems.

Lawyers know the Law Society will do what it does best. Protect your lawyer. Please heed this washing for your own good. Trust no lawyer.

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