Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10th of August 2011 - A Costly Ass

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Telephone: 0131-550 0895

10th of August 2011

Dear Sir,


It is not just glaziers who will benefit from the current spate of riot and insurrection. The greatest rewards will accrue to lawyers who will not only be more than adequately remunerated for defending and prosecuting those allegedly involved, but will also rake it in at public expense through civil actions.

According to the Association of British Insurers, uninsured people who have suffered loss in the riots can claim compensation from the police under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886. No doubt insurance companies will seek to recover payouts to their own customers via the same route.

The resulting costly legal battles to decide liability should ensure that legal practitioners on both sides will ride any recession whilst the public will no doubt be double-dipped in having to pay both higher taxes and raised insurance premiums whatever the outcome of lengthy litigation.

John Eoin Douglas

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