Tuesday, 11 May 2010


This rather took my breath away this morning:

Record £105m legal cost claim in 'toxic waste' case

This is all about the battle by Claimants' lawyers, Leigh Day to obtain 

compensation for the people of the Ivory Coast arising out of the alleged 

dumping of toxic waste by Trafigura.  

I was particularly shocked by this:

"if every claimant had been paid in full, that would amount to about £3 in costs for every £1 recovered."

In other words Leigh Day have spent/earned £3 to win £1.  

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