Results 1–20 of 255 for speaker:Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date South Yorkshire Police and the Serious Fraud Office commenced their joint investigation into the British Coal litigation; what progress has been made; what is the cost of the investigation to date, apportioned between South Yorkshire Police and the Serious Fraud Office; and when the investigation is expected to conclude.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints were lodged with the Law Society (Legal Complaints Service and Solicitors Regulation Authority) in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and the British Coal vibration white finger litigation; what was the outcome of each complaint; how much was refunded to each complainant; and how much compensation was awarded to each...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decisions by the Industrial Disease Committee of the Legal Complaints Service on 24 June (a) to maintain its recommendation to suspend the investigation of all complaints against Raleys solicitors in the British Coal litigation; (b) to write to all complainants giving them the right to ask for their cases to be dealt with...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation to protect litigants from any misconduct by solicitors in class actions, having regard to the practices adopted by claimants' solicitors in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Law Society's not following its commitment to indemnify retired miners and widows in circumstances where solicitors had not complied with adjudication decisions awarding former clients compensation for inadequate professional service in the British Coal litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 Jul 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of lessons to be learned from the conduct of solicitors in the British Coal litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (20 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the decision by the Legal Complaints Service, the independent complaints handling body of the Law Society of England and Wales, promulgated on 20 April, to again suspend investigation into the complaints of retired miners and widows concerning the handling of their cases under the British Coal Respiratory Disease...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many solicitors have been convicted of charges before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal arising from professional misconduct in the handling of cases under the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation; what is the name of each solicitor and the trading name of his or her firm; and what was the outcome...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many solicitors have yet to appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to answer allegations of professional misconduct in the handling of cases under the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation; and what is the estimated date by which those cases will be concluded.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints have been lodged with the Legal Complaints Service by or on behalf of retired miners and widows concerning inadequate professional service on the part of their former solicitors in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation; and what was the outcome of those complaints.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the number of occasions upon which the Legal Complaints Service has not acted upon the recommendations of Zahida Manzoor, Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales, in connection with the conduct of solicitors in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the number of complaint investigations suspended by the Legal Complaints Service in connection with the conduct of solicitors in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of Raleys Solicitors not repaying former clients in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation the sum of £7.686 million previously deducted from compensation awarded to them under those schemes and paid to the National Union of Mineworkers.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (14 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current total amount of costs paid to solicitors representing claimants under the Claims Handling Agreement, British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (12 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 3 March (WA 150) concerning the payment of £40.5 million to Avalon Solicitors in the British Coal litigation, what assessment they have made of (a) the sentence of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on 29 April striking-off from the Roll of Solicitors that firm's former senior partner, Andrew...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (12 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current total amount of costs paid to solicitors representing claimants under the claims handling agreement, British Coal vibration white finger litigation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (12 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether closing dates for the schemes under the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation have been extended; and, if so, what are the new closing dates proposed for each such scheme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (12 May 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pro formas have been sent out by solicitors in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and British Coal vibration white finger litigation to advise former clients of the position in respect of third party funding arrangements; and whether they have made any assessment of the accuracy of the information provided.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 Mar 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 4 March (WA 152—53) concerning the payment of compensation and costs in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation, whether they have made any assessment of (a) the payment of £4,484 in costs to solicitors representing two claimants, each awarded under 50p compensation; (b) the payment of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (19 Mar 2009)

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 4 March (WA 152—53) concerning the payment of compensation and costs in the British Coal respiratory disease litigation, how many claimants were awarded compensation of under £2,242.


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