NEWSTALK 1010 – Capping lawyers referral fees not in the public’s best interest, Darryl Singer tells Barb DiGiulio (MP3, 17 mins.)

On the eve of Convocation at the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) voting to adopt both a sliding scale for lawyers’ referral fees as well as a $25,000 cap, personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer disagrees with the changes. He says that lawyers’ referral fees do not harm clients in any way because they come out of standard one-third contingency fee, which is how personal injury lawyers get paid.

But capping referral feels may prevent some Ontarians with a personal injury lawsuit from finding a lawyer who will be willing to take their case because the profit margins will be slim.

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