The Dangerous Fees Act 2011 - is the referral fee ban politics rather than policy?
A senior figure in the world of legal regulation recently yesterday described to me the impending effort to ban referral fees as the Dangerous Fees Act, recalling the infamously half-baked and knee-jerk Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. It had become increasingly clear, since Jack Straw's intervention in June, that government support for a ban had warmed up significantly. Saying that, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly appeared on the Today programme the day after Mr Straw began his campaign, and observed that "banning anything is not necessarily going to solve the problem. It will find another route".
A senior figure in the world of legal regulation recently yesterday described to me the impending effort to ban referral fees as the Dangerous Fees Act, recalling the infamously half-baked and knee-jerk Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
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