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Lawyers applaud new referral fees, ad rules

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

Ontario’s personal injury lawyers are hopeful that new rules around referral fees and advertising will improve their image in the eyes of the public. But enforcement will be crucial, some warn.

“I think the changes were necessary to address the diminishing public confidence in the profession, which has apparently had an impact on the way juries have decided some cases,” said Joseph Campisi of Campisi LLP Personal Injury Lawyers.

“Although there is no empirical data on the subject, judges have provided anecdotal evidence concerning juries punishing...