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Pensioners of insolvent companies left out of contingency fee debate | Julius Melnitzer

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 8:18 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Something’s been lost so far in the debate about contingency fees that the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) calls “[protecting] access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.”

Unfortunately, what’s been lost are a lot of people. They’re called “pensioners,” a group that includes retirees and employees who’ve invested their lives, savings and future working for employers who are suddenly insolvent.

The LSUC debate culminated with Convocation’s acceptance earlier this month of a report from LSUC’s advertising and...