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Dr Patel sues his own lawyers

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The Courier Mail today reports that Former Bundaberg hospital surgeon Jayant Patel is suing his defence team for $884,000.

The article suggests that Dr Patel’s  case is that his solicitors and barrister were too inexperienced to properly defend him, and this inter alia resulted in them failing to obtain full particulars of the charges, a comprehensive signed written proof of evidence containing his responses to the charges or consider the need to retain expert evidence to rebut medical expert witnesses’s allegations regarding his competence to perform the operations.
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How you can save on your legal fees

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This post discussed why legal fees tend to be so high. The good news is that as a client there are a number of ways you can reduce your legal fees. The following are a few helpful suggestions. Continue reading

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Why are lawyers so expensive?

Many complaints about lawyers concern how high their legal fees are. The professional fees charged by lawyers are notorious. When many clients earn an average of $20-40 per hour, it can seem unfair that your lawyers charge you hundreds of dollars per hour. However, as this article will demonstrate, there are reasons why legal fees are so high. 
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