From: Alex Heney on
On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:33:21 +0100, Tom Crispin
<kije.remove(a)> wrote:

>On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:31:57 +0100, Alex Heney <me8(a)>
>>And I will be somewhat surprised if the court give you much more than
>Do you have information that no one else does?


> Recall the barrister's
>advice is that there is a very good (70%) chance that a court would
>award me 100%.

I have seen barristers suggest a 70% chance of outright wins in cases
they have then lost completely.

I accept the barrister probably has more information than I do, but
even so, they usually tend to err on the side of optimism.

I am basing my statements entirely on what you have told us about the
incident itself, ignoring what either the barrister or the no win no
fee solicitor have said.

And regardless of what either of them may have said, it is incredibly
unlikely that your opponents will accept anything better than 50%
without going to court, given that they have only offered 20%.

If it then goes to court, it is impossible to predict with any
certainty what the outcome will be. As I have said, I would be
somewhat surprised if they award you more than 50%, but I wouldn't be
amazed at it.
Alex Heney, Global Villager
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From: Alex Heney on
On 09 Jul 2008 13:52:38 +0100 (BST), armb(a) (Alan
Braggins) wrote:

>In article <ott7741l9ddq5f57qk9mlsu9c7ltsptr41(a)>, Alex Heney wrote:
>>There is no way they are going to jump from 20% to 95% without court
>Why not? "make a derisory offer and see if they fall for it, but don't
>bother fighting if it looks like they will stick up for their rights"
>is a rational strategy if enough victims will fall for it. And your
>very argument suggests some will.

I suppose it is just about possible they could be trying that, but I
doubt it.
Alex Heney, Global Villager
I may be fat, but you're ugly. I can lose weight.
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From: Tim Woodall on
On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 19:28:49 +0100,
Tom Crispin <kije.remove(a)> wrote:
> I have been offered �5,100 settlement
Is the funny amount to keep it out of the small claims track and
therefore have the potential for a costs award if their final offer is
better than the court awards?


God said, "div D = rho, div B = 0, curl E = - @B/@t, curl H = J + @D/@t,"
and there was light.
From: Alan Braggins on
In article <tMCdnbPzKPVZY-nVnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d(a)>, Brimstone wrote:
>Alan Braggins wrote:
>> In article <D5WdndlrdYWkbenVnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d(a)>, Brimstone wrote:
>>> I'm not sure that you're even fully acquainted with all the facts
>>> and the reasons why I'm not prepared to give TC an answer.
>> I've given a perfectly good explanation of why you refuse to give TC,
>> or anyone else, an answer,

Let me guess - you could say why it's wrong, but you won't, because it's
a secret. That's working so well for you so far, isn't it?
From: Tom Crispin on
On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 21:29:55 +0100, Alex Heney <me8(a)>

>I have seen barristers suggest a 70% chance of outright wins in cases
>they have then lost completely.

Less than 30%, perhaps.