Kerry Underwood

2016: SOME PREDICTIONS

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Fred, who once stepped in at short notice to take the minutes at the Rutland West Junior Lawyers’ Division Social Events subcommittee, will be the Law Society Gazette’s Legal Personality of the year.
Approximately 638 lawyer wannabees who could not be bothered passing the exams will announce new systems of delivering law.
Each will be a game changer.
Each will be reported in banner headlines by the Law Society’s Gazette.
Each will be run by people who have failed and failed again running legal services providers.
Each will fail.
10 000 firms of solicitors will carry on serving their communities and that service will hardly get a column inch in the legal press.
Claimant personal injury lawyers will huff and puff about the small claims limit rise and everything else but in fact will quietly readjust, refocus their businesses and carry on successfully.
Personal injury defence firms will be in very serious trouble; it is hard to see many surviving.
After-The-Event insurance will largely disappear.
The scrapping of general damages in soft tissue cases will run into difficulties in Parliament.
Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting will become the big costs issue.
Three people who have never practised law, most of them from the same family, will tell the 200 000 of us who do how we should do it and will tell us that it will all be done by Artificial Insemination, or something like that.
62 million Britons will still want to see lawyers and doctors, rather than computers.
Motor insurance premiums will not fall.
It will be made illegal to claim against any motor insurance policy for anything.
Motor insurance premiums still do not fall.
Being injured becomes a criminal offence.
Motor insurance premiums still do not fall.
George Osborne and Jack Straw form a new political party: The Insurance Company Party.
Motor insurance premiums still do not fall.
The world ceases to exist
Still motor insurance premiums do not fall
Queens Park Rangers will not be promoted.
 

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Written by kerryunderwood

December 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

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  1. I rather thought Kerry might opine on the timing and magnitude of car insurance premium cuts.

    Perhaps he’ll mention it in later blogs. I am hoping the money I will save will help my PII payments in October.

    PAUL GARDENER

    December 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    • The money that you save on motor insurance premiums will help you to pay the increased court fees, except there will not be any courts.

      kerryunderwood

      December 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      • Kerry, you Luddite. There’ll be no need for courts. You pay your £20,000 issue fee and put the 10 buzzwords from your particulars into the portal. The Justice Matrix Computer will then assess your case and grant your claim or reject it. For a further £10,000 you can then print out your judgment. Simples, as they say in Insur-o-land.

        Paul

        December 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      • Paul
        You are so right! I mean it is not as though we had a system that was the envy of the world, copied by the world with an independent, honest, uncorrupt judiciary is it?

        kerryunderwood

        December 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm

  2. An unholy dystopia. I weep. Especially the QPR prediction.

    Julian Oldfield

    December 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

  3. Oh, and don’t forget Kerry that none of the legal profession will bother to invite a response from Ye Old client (… or is not Consumer now with a capital C?) for fear … you know what follows … that they might tell them stuff (true and or false) that they might not like to hear. I’ve been around the track and back a few times enough to know that the profession can huff and puff all it likes about clients, but they still keep the good ship profit afloat … even if they might be the bane of every lawyer’s life. Happy New Year — let’s make 2016 a different year where we get off our high horses, roll up our sleeves and see what a profession reImagined might look like.

    Julian Summerhayes

    December 31, 2015 at 11:22 am

  4. Very funny
    Very accurate
    Happy New Year

    Martin Littler

    January 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

  5. Reblogged this on Kerry Underwood and commented:

    As 2016 comes to an end – here is my post from 30 December 2015 with my predictions for 2016.
    Not far off!

    kerryunderwood

    December 6, 2016 at 6:23 am


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